'The Kitchn' recently published a recipe for mini sponge cakes that taste just like a warm cup of coca. Madeleines are small sponge cakes that feature a distinct shell-shaped design. While traditional madeleines are made with almonds or other ground nuts, this recipe calls for sweet ground cocoa.
Although they look rather complex, the hot cocoa madeleines are extremely simple to make. The only special equipment required to make the mini sponge cakes is a pan with the unique shell-shaped impressions. Once you have the pan ready, the next step is making the cake batter. The addition of sweet ground cocoa to the batter gives the cakes a rich chocolate flavor that is reminiscent of a warm cup of cocoa.
With their delicate design and spongy texture, these tiny cakes are perfect for the holiday season.