Financier Recipe

Financier Recipe

Financiers are small and buttery almond cakes commonly found in French patisserie. The financier recipe is made of almond flour, all-purpose flour, egg whites, sugar and butter.

PREP TIME18 minutes
COOK TIME12 minutes
TOTAL TIME30 minutes


  • 30 g (1.06 oz.) almond flour
  • 30 g (1.06 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 2 egg white
  • 80 g (2.8 oz.) powdered sugar
  • 50 g (1.7 oz.) butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sliced almonds, optional


  1. Combine almond flour and all-purpose flour together. Using a stand mixer or electronic hand mixer.
  2. Beat the egg white and powdered sugar until snowy or until soft peaks form.
  3. Gently incorporate the flour mixture. Slowly add butter and vanilla extract until the batter becomes smooth. DO NOT over mix.
  4. 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.
  5. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing the financiers from the mold.
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