Chocolate Coconut Madeleines with Strawberries

The first bright red strawberries that appear in your garden signal the onset of summer and the opening of berry season. They are the first act, followed by raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and more- and, in the middle of the summer, they all appear on stage together. Save this recipe for the beginning of strawberry season and many sweet and delicious mid-afternoon tea gatherings.

“Spring has returned, The earth is like a child that knows poems.”

Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus

Chocolate coconut madeleines with strawberries

Chocolate Coconut Madeleines with Strawberries

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Yield 2 dozen madeleines.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. unsweetened shredded coconut
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 8 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 cup thinly cut fresh strawberries
  • cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar for serving



In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.


Whisk the eggs and sugar in an electric mixer on high speed until triple in volume, about 5 min. Sift flour, cocoa, salt and add baking powder. Add flour mixture and shredded coconut to eggs and continue beating. Pour the melted butter to the batter and beat for another 1-2 minutes. Fold in the thinly cut strawberries.


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Liberally butter the madeleine molds. Spoon the batter evenly into the molds. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown. Transfer the pans to a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes then unmold the cakes and let them cool completely on the rack. Dust with cocoa powder or confectioners' sugar before serving.

Chocolate coconut madeleines with strawberries
Chocolate coconut madeleines with strawberries

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  • Reply
    Rosa's Yummy Yums
    April 9, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Exquisite! Those madeleines must taste wonderful.



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    April 9, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Wonderful pictures of spring blossoms!

    And madeleines look so soft and delicious! That wonderful combination of chocolate and coconut+ strawberries.. 🙂

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    La Table De Nana
    April 9, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Yelena ..I am aching for my blossoms..I went out in boots in the snow today checking my buds..I cannot wait..
    I love all things turquoise and madeleines:)

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    Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron Strings
    April 10, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I just posted about verbena madeleines at my blog! I guess, great minds think alike…hehehe, I joke! Love these chocolate madeleines! Have not tried making chocolate version, but that's going to change soon!

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    Eric Pepple
    April 10, 2013 at 2:34 am

    What a delicious little treat! Yummy 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    April 10, 2013 at 5:44 am

    it looks so beatoful with the flavours of springs.good blog!

  • Reply
    April 10, 2013 at 9:11 am

    These are just perfect, like your pictures 🙂

  • Reply
    April 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Your madeleines look gorgeous and your photos are absolutely beautiful!

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    April 13, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Your madeleines look pretty! My husband just bought so many strawberries that I don't know what to do with them! Pinning this!

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