French financiers cake

The french financiers cake are small cakes of rectangular or other shape, with a nutty aftertaste, that can be found in some family pastries, in the heart of villages in France. This french financiers cake recipe is very easy to make, you will judge for yourself …
Category : Shortbread and biscuit
Difficulty : Easy
Servings : 8 people
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Rest time : 10 minutes
Total time : 45 minutes
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French financiers cake


  • French financiers cake mold


  • 100 g butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 80 g ground almonds
  • 35 g cake flour


  • To cook french financiers cake, let’s start with the brown butter, and to do that, melt it in a medium saucepan. When it begins to boil, you have to stay alert.
  • Lower the heating point if necessary, and let the butter brown quietly to give it a nice nutty color, without making it burn.
  • When the brown butter is ready, remove the pan immediately from the heating point and filter it using a fairly fine sieve. Keep the butter on the side.
  • In a container, sift the icing sugar then the flour, add the ground almonds, and mix everything dry to start.
  • Add the egg whites in two batches, while mixing them together with a spatula. Finally, add the brown butter. Reserve aside.
  • Traditionally, french financiers cake are rectangular and require molds on purpose. You can also use tart molds like here.
  • Grease the molds with a little melted butter using a brush, then garnish them with almond financier dough using a pocket fitted with a small plain nozzle.
  • Do not garnish to the top because the french financier cake will swell slightly during cooking. You can make between 6 and 8 almond financiers.
  • Let the french financiers cake rest while and preheat the oven to 200 ° C, then cook them for 15 to 20 minutes, monitoring the cooking regularly.
  • Out of the oven, turn out the french financiers cake on a rack, and let them cool before tasting.
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