Mini-Raspberry Financiers

Mini-Raspberry Financiers

Many say a “financier” is a cake, but in my opinion they are not; they are financiers, and their name shouldn’t be translated. They are similar to cakes because they are spongy and delicious, but their distinctiveness comes from their stellar ingredients: almond flour and brown butter (beurre noisette)! Also, egg whites have to be in the recipe if you are making a financier, always. Some recipes call for beaten egg whites, others –the big majority I must say- non-beaten egg whites. The traditional shape of a financier is a rectangular one, but they can be made into whatever shape you prefer.
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
When I first visited Paris, I had no idea what a financier was; I saw them at the “boulangeries” and “patisseries”, but as I was not familiar with the concept, I was never tempted to try them. It was years later that a very good friend of mine (her mother is French, so she knew what they were!) introduced me to them. They were her favourite thing in the whole world -maybe right next to a good chocolate éclair- and after the first bite they were also mine.
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
Lucky for me (and for every financier lover out there) they are easy to make. They can be made in many different flavours; my personal favourites are plain, raspberry and pistachio.
Today I share with you Raspberry Financiers.
Icing Sugar 130 g
Flour 50 g
Almond Flour 50 g
Baking powder 2 g
Egg whites 120 g
Butter (unsalted) 70 g
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
Prepare your molds in advance. I used a silicone mini-financier mold. You can use whatever mold you have available! (Mini- muffins tin wells, for example, are perfect molds). Butter the molds lightly. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C.
In a small casserole melt the butter until it has attained a nice brown color and it smells like hazelnut (in French it’s called “beurre noisette” – literally hazelnut butter). Set aside to cool down.
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
Whisk together in a medium bowl all of the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, almond flour and baking powder. Add the egg whites and beat all together until you obtain a nice and uniform batter.
Add the brown butter and whisk until combined.
Evenly distribute the batter among the molds or mini-muffin tin wells.
Add a raspberry in the middle of each mold. Bake on the center rake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and a tester comes out clean. Cool unmolded financiers on a wire rack.
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
Tips!! :)
When browning the butter, be attentive. The line between brown butter and burnt butter is very slim (if your butter burns, the financiers will have a bitter aftertaste).
When incorporating the butter to the batter: add a little of the batter to the cooled down brown butter. Mix together and pour back into the batter. Whisk until combined.
When filling the molds, do so only to the ¾, leave a space between the rim of the mold and the batter.
Good luck!
Mini-Raspberry Financiers
Preparation Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
12 servings
Calories: 106 cal
Carbohydrate: 15 g
Fat: 5 g
Protein: 2 g
Sodium: 31 mg
Sugar: 11 g
Keywords: raspberry,financiers,almond flour,beurre noisette
Cuisine: French

Comments (6)

Average Rating:
(1 ratings)
by |
Que ricor estos financiers!!!
Voy a probar de hacerlos!!!
Reply from Belula | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hi Sofi, I hope you try them soon!! If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me!

by |
Reply from Belula | Wednesday, June 24, 2015


by |
I tried some in French backery on Talcahuano and Paraguay! (In town)
Absolutely delicious!
Reply from Belula | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hi Gladys, I agree with you! Financiers are delicious :) Although I don't know this bakery, what's it called?

by |
Belu, cant remember name of place, but very good products! Much better than the to French guys Who Cook in Gourmet ! The ir croissants aré absolutely delicious, as well as macarrons,,,
All the best with tour cooking. Will try your recipe!
Reply from Belula | Saturday, March 5, 2016

Hola GLadys!
Thank you for the tip :) Did you end up trying the recipe?

by |
I love it so much
Reply from Belula | Wednesday, September 2, 2015


by | |
Belennnnn really easy to cook and delicious!!!! Perfect for breakfast as soon as they come out of the oven!!!!!
Reply from Belula | Saturday, March 4, 2017

Ahhh Sofi!
So happy you liked the financiers :)
It makes me happy to know you are baking recipes from the blog!

Rate or leave a comment

Comment (Optional)
< Back to Blog