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Also known as financiers or friands, these almond-scented, bite-sized cakes are a perfect treat for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. They're prettiest when filled with fresh berries; but if looks aren't important, a teaspoonful of jam works quite well, also.

Recipe Summary

16 mins
34 mins
1 hr 10 mins
20 mins
28 servings


Original recipe yields 28 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease the cups of a mini-muffin pan.

  • Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat. Swirl the butter in the pan and continue to cook until it turns golden and smells nutty.

  • Pour the browned butter into a heat-safe bowl, and let it cool to room temperature.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together the almond flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt.

  • Mix in the egg whites, honey, almond extract, and browned butter.

  • Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups (a tablespoon cookie scoop works well here). Top each cake with a fresh berry or two (or a dollop of jam).

  • Bake the cakes for 15 to 18 minutes, until they're golden brown around the edge and firm to the touch in the middle.

  • Remove the cakes from the oven, and cool them in the pan for 5 minutes before turning them out onto a rack to cool completely.

  • Repeat with the remaining batter.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 11.8g; fat 7.8g; cholesterol 13.1mg; sodium 53.2mg. Full Nutrition