Financiers are little almond butter cakes available in France.
The cakes are absolutely delicious, with sponge cake texture, buttery and sweet. It’s my favorite French pastry.
This homemade French financier recipe is easy and the best!
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Despite its complex flavors, French financier recipe calls for only a few ingredients:
- Egg white
- Almond flour
- All purpose flour
- Melted butter
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Financiers?
It’s very easy to make financier sponge cake. First, beat the egg white and sugar until foamy.
Next, add the flours and slowly stir in the melted butter and vanilla extract.
Transfer the batter to a financier mold and bake them. Voila, these French desserts are yours to devour!
Where Can I Get the Financier Mold?
There are two types of molds. Traditional, the mold looks like a rectangle gold bar and they comes in individual unit or a pan.
I used a mini silicone financier mold, which I bought on Amazon.
How Many Calories per Serving?
Each financier cake is only 62 calories.
What to Serve with This Recipe?
Serve these little almond cakes with other pastry and sweet treats. For a French-style afternoon tea, I recommend the following recipes.
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- 30 g almond flour
- 30 g all-purpose flour
- 2 egg white
- 80 g powdered sugar
- 50 g butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- sliced almonds (optional)
- Combine almond flour and all-purpose flour together. Using a stand mixer or electronic hand mixer.
- Beat the egg white and powdered sugar until snowy or until soft peaks form.
- Gently incorporate the flour mixture. Slowly add butter and vanilla extract until the batter becomes smooth. DO NOT over mix.
- Transfer the batter into a piping bag or a plastic bag, with one of the edges snipped off. Add the batter into financiers mold. Top each financier cake with a few sliced almonds. Bake at 220°C (428°F) for 12 minutes.
- Let cool for 15 minutes before removing the financiers from the mold.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
This is delicious. But i do have a problem with the amount of sugar in it and wondering if:
1- i can use less sugar ?
2- or substitute it with brown sugar ?
Thank you for the recipe, i used a pan where it bakes as a whole cake and it came out perfectly.
Sure you can use less sugar or brown sugar.
Absolutely my fav recipe at the moment, Sooo easy to make , thanks so much rasa
How long will these keep?
Just a day or so at room temperature.
Hi. I will like to make a gluten free option. Can I make a direct substitute by replacing the AP flour with gluten free flour?
I m not sure how it will affect the recipe.
Hi, may I know for oven setting do I use top and bottom gear or only the bottom heat? Thanks In advance :)
Use top and bottom is fine.
I see! then do I have to refrigerate the batter before baking?
Hello, May I ask if I can use castor sugar instead of powdered sugar?
And do I have to refrigerate the batter before baking?
You can try castor sugar. But powdered sugar will make the texture better.
Does the batter need to be refrigerated before baking?
Are your products Halal (Muslim friendly)?
Yes this one is.
Hi! Is it a must to use almond flour? Can I just use all purpose flour?