​Spanish Magdalenas Recipe: This Fluffy Lemon Muffin Recipe Takes Baking to New Heights by 30Seconds Food

​Spanish Magdalenas Recipe: This Fluffy Lemon Muffin Recipe Takes Baking to New Heights

Magdalenas are tall lemon muffins (some call them cupcakes) from Spain. The muffins are baked using olive oil and lemon zest. The result are fluffy, light muffins that smell amazing.

Spanish magdalenas go perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast or at teatime or served as a snack. The muffin recipe is so easy to make.

Cuisine: Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes plus 30 minutes to chill the batter
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes plus 30 minutes to chill the batter
Servings: Makes 12 muffins


Here's how to make it:

  1. Whisk together the eggs and sugar until sugar has dissolved and mixture becomes pale in color.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Pour this mixture into the eggs along with the olive oil, milk and lemon zest. Whisk until smooth. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  4. Fill 12 muffin cups lined with baking liners about 3/4 full with the batter (do not stir the batter beforehand). Sprinkle the tops with some granulated sugar.
  5. Put into the preheated oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 400 degrees F. Bake for about 15 minutes. At the 10-minute mark, turn the trays. Remove and cool.

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Muffin Tins $8 & Up
Flour $2 & Up
Olive Oil $4 & Up
Baking Powder $2 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
We had these when we were in Spain, so delicious. Can't wait to try them at home!
I love Spanish food. 😋
Holly Vaughn
Would it be okay to replace the milk with lemon juice to boost the lemon flavor or would that cause a chemical reaction problem with the baking powder that'll mess things up?
Donna John
I'm not sure about this, Holly. If you try it, please let us know how it turned out. Maybe add more lemon zest for extra lemonyness?
Hi! Just made these!!! Still cooling. How long will they last & how best to store?!!! Thanks, Pat
And do you usually serve them with anything or eat as is?
Donna John
They'll be good for a few days. We eat them as is. You could spread some lemon butter on them. That would be delicious. Store them in an airtight container. food: Whipped Lemon Butter Recipe: You'll Be Sweet on This Easy Lemon Butter Recipe From a Pastry Chef
Elisa Schmitz
And delicious! Let us know how they turn out for you, Hershey Rosen !

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