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Olive Oil Madeleines

Makes 2 dozen

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Dry Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup flour + extra for dusting pan
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt

Wet Ingredients

1/3 cup olive oil (plain or flavoured) + extra for greasing pan
2 large eggs


Preheat oven to 375˚F.

Grease two 12-portion madeleine pans with olive oil, then dust with flour.

Beat eggs and sugar for 2 minutes until light and thick, then add olive oil and beat another minute. Mix remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl, then fold into wet mixture, ensuring no dry spots remain.

Spoon dough into madeleine moulds and bake in upper part of oven for 10-12 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly touched and edges darken slightly. Move cakes immediately to cooling rack.