I have spoken before about my love of small cakes. For me, there’s something immensely likeable about them. Maybe it has something to do with nostalgia and the fact that they so easily transport you back to childhood – where the ultimate treat was a cupcake with pink icing, or better yet, a butterfly cake – or maybe it’s that being small in size you feel less guilty about eating them… Whatever the reason, I’m a fan, and am always looking for more small cakes in my life!
Recently, my little cake du jour has been the madeleine. It’s got to be one of the cutest little cakes around and I love the understated simplicity of them. You’ve got to hand it to the French – they know a thing or two about cakes, and class, for that matter.