Lime & Hibiscus Madeleines

a zesty take on the French treat
A zesty take on the French treat
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For the madeleines
2 Large eggs
⅔ cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Lime juice
2 tsp Lime zest
2 tsp Dried hibiscus flowers
1 cup All-purpose flour
1¼ stick (10 tbsp) Unsalted butter melted and cooled
For the glaze
1 cup Confectioners' sugar
2 - 4 tsp Lime juice
1 tsp Dried hibiscus flowers powder
For the garnish
2 tsp Lime zest grated
2 tsp Dried hibiscus flowers petal finely crushed

Nutritional information

  • For the madeleines

  • For the glaze

  • For the garnish

Lime & Hibiscus Madeleines


I love any excuse to use the silicone madeleine pan I picked up at a local cookery store a few years ago so these Lime and Hibiscus Madeleines were a great excuse to take it out and dust it off! Madeleines are small buttery sponge cakes. These French treats are usually baked in a special pan or mold which gives them their distinctive shape.

Start by beating eggs in a stand mixer. Gradually add sugar, followed by vanilla extract, lime juice, lime zest and hibiscus. Add flour and bake in a madeleine pan. To make the glaze, combine confectioner’s sugar with lime juice. Add some hibiscus powder to the glaze. The longer the glaze sits around, the deeper the color will turn so keep that in mind when you are preparing this. Drizzle with the glaze and sprinkle crushed hibiscus leaves and grated lime zest on top.

To make Lime and Hibiscus Madeleines, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Lime & Hibiscus Madeleines

Steps to make Lime & Hibiscus Madeleines


Heat the oven and prepare a madeleine pan


Preheat the oven to 375 °F.


Beat eggs


Place 2 eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat the eggs for about 3-4 minutes using the whisk attachment until the eggs have tripled in volume.


Beat in sugar


Gradually add ⅔ cup of sugar to the eggs and continue to beat for about 2 minutes until ribbons appear on the surface of the mixture when the whisk is removed.


Add vanilla, lime and hibiscus


Turn the mixer off and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 teaspoons of lime juice, 2 teaspoons of lime zest and 2 teaspoons of hibiscus. Use a spatula or metal spoon to fold the ingredients together.


Fold in flour


Fold in 1 cup of flour carefully until no streaks of flour remain. Pour in melted butter and continue to fold until just combined.




Fill the madeleine pan until ¾ full. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until the edges are golden.


Cool on a wire rack

Remove the cookies from the madeleine pan and leave to cool on a wire rack.


Make glaze

Place 1 cup of confectioners' sugar and 2 teaspoons of lime juice in a bowl. Whisk to combine, adding more lime juice as required to achieve a pourable consistency. Add 1 teaspoon of hibiscus powder and stir to combine.



Decorate the madeleines by pouring ½ a teaspoon of the glaze over each one and sprinkling them with grated lime zest and crushed hibiscus petals.

Lime and Hibiscus Madeleines are delicious buttery French baked treats. Not only do they taste absolutely delicious, they are very instagrammable too! Please remember to tag #CookMeRecipes if you make these tasty treats!

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Total Reviews: 10
Tamara Keatley

Affordable simple and delicious dessert can't ask for anything better :)

Yesenia Haigis

They came out hard as a rock what did I do wrong?

Leilah Gauze

Drizzled some chocolate on the top of these and it actually tasted great I'd even recommend minty chocolate.

Shea Forsell

First time making this wish me luck that I nail them on the first try lol.

Karmen Dreager

Wow had no idea these would have such a distinct taste i really liked it.

Milagros Gnadt

My kids love these despite the slightly zesty flavor it's officially their friend little cookies.

Lorena Klauser

God i loved these sponge cakes.. I gobbled them up so quickly too haha.

Lilyann Rava

Enjoyed these a lot and so did my hubby, this and the dalgona coffee go well together too.

Sarina Ruizgonzalez

Hibiscus madeleines are amazing French dessert thanks so much for posting.


Amazing! Thanks for sharing recipe!

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