Financiers are some of my favorite treats to bake! Not only they are delicious, but very fast to make, to cook and to eat!

Many variations are possible. You can use other nut flour such as hazelnut or pistachio. They are not necessarily filled with anything, but often you’ll find them with fresh raspberries. I love them with a little bit of filling such as a nut cream!

Brown butter adds another depth of nuttiness that compliments the recipe so well! Any good cook probably knows how to make brown butter, but you can’t beat the convenience of already made and measured Hunter Browns Butter Cubes!

Why are they called Financiers? Financier, in French, is a person who owns and handles large sums of money. The original shape of those little cakes resemble a gold brick and they are golden in color after baking, and that’s how they got their money related name!

typical Financier shape

Give them a try and let me know which flavor you choose to go with!

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Brown Butter Nut Cream Financiers

Valentine Kitamura
Quickly made, quickly cooked, those light little French cakes are delicious at tea time!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine French
Servings 12 Financiers



  • Preheat oven at 400 F. Brush a muffin pan with melted butter or use silicone mold.
  • Melt butter and set aside to cool down.
  • Whisk together the almond flour, cake flour, sugar and salt until there are no lumps. Set aside.
  • Whisk egg white until foamy. Add the dry mix in the egg whites in 3 times, mixing slowly with a spatula, until the mixture is smooth. Don't overmix!
  • Add the melted and cooled butter and stir until well incorporated.
  • Fill the muffin molds to 1/3 with the batter. Add about 1 tsp of hazelnut chocolate cream in the center. Top up with a little more batter. Don't fill the molds over 3/4 full.
  • Cook for 12 to 15 min, until the topes are lightly golden. Let cool completely before unmolding and eating!


You can use pistachio cream instead, or make them plain! They are also delicious with lemon zest, lavender flowers, rose petals, fresh berries, chocolate chips… just don’t putt too much filling!
They keep well for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
Keyword brown butter, cake, french, nuts, pastry
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