I came across these little cakes recently at an Italian coffee shop in Dublin.  They are in fact French in origin and are really delicious.  So delicious that I thought I should have a go at making them and save myself the trip to the Italian coffee shop, which was becoming something of a habit.  I still go there and still buy them!  But no harm in knowing how to bake them too.

So I went on the Internet and found a recipe for them at this Blog

These taste really moist and are quite heavy.  You are left feeling fulfilled.  There is little chance you would go for a second one and they make you pretty full.  They go well with coffee or tea of course.

So here are some photos of my attempt at the Financiers!  I used 2 frozen raspberries in each one.

financiers cakes

Financiers cakes cooling on a tray



The recipe made 12 exactly.  I only had a standard bun/muffin tin, so I didn’t get the nice almond shape that you will find in the coffee shop or bakery.  But I couldn’t justify buying a special tin just for these… or not yet anyway!

About Aoife

I enjoy making cakes and decorating them for family and friends. I am interested in swapping recipies and techniques with others interested in cake baking and decorating.
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