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Red Velvet Madeleines

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp red liquid food coloring
  • 1 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • powdered sugar (optional)

Instructions

  1. 1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Beat first 4 ingredients at medium-high speed with an electric mixer 5 minutes or until thick and pale.  Add butter and food coloring, beating until blended.

  2. 2.  Sift together cake flour and next 3 ingredients; fold into egg mixture.  Spoon butter into 2 lightly greased shiny madeleine pans, filling three-fourths full (about 1 tbsp per madeleine

  3. 3.  Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until centers of madeleines spring back when lightly touched.  Immediately remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely (about 20 minutes).  Dust with powdered sugar just before serving,, if desired.