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Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (cakelets)
August 1, 2017 in Gluten-Free · Recipe Box · Summer · Sweets · 17 Comments

Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)

This raspberry financier recipe is sponsored by Driscoll’s.

Life lately has looked like making the most of summer with days by the river, golfing, seeing friends, these raspberry financiers, and kittens. Yes, kittens! I’ve toyed with the idea of being a foster kitten mom for quite awhile, and decided to go for it. We took in these two little fluff balls two weeks ago after someone dropped them at the shelter, and they were in a need of a home. I’ve been preoccupied ever since – with no complaints. ☺️

We named them Barley and Hops, and will have them until they are 3 pounds/3 months old, at which point we’ll put them up for adoption. I’m already preparing to cry my eyes out, but I’m so glad we get to be part of giving them a life they’d have never had.

That being said, I haven’t been in the kitchen much besides testing these soft and springy raspberry cakelets, also known as financiers. They taste of almonds, vanilla, and caramelized butter, and their golden edges make room for a pocket of fresh Driscoll’s raspberries. I love the ease of being able to make them in a muffin tin! And their small size makes them just right for an afternoon sweet tooth.

Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)

Financiers have been a staple of fine European pastry shops for more than 100 years. In fact, we saw them in almost every bakery while visiting Paris. The process of making them is simple, and shouldn’t be intimidating even though you’ll see egg whites in the ingredient list.

You don’t have to beat to any type of “peak”, they’re just simply whisked into the batter. Easy street. ☺️ And the dry ingredients are a mix of almond flour, teff flour, and just a touch of cornstarch (for tenderness in the final product). 

Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)

And at the peak of summer, there is no berry I crave more than raspberries. Sweet and a little tart, I crushed them with a fork (no sugar needed) and dollop them in the middle of each cake before baking. The pure raspberry essence compliments the buttery, nutty cake just right. And the deep pink color! It draws me in every time.

And remember all those things I told you I loved about the Midwest? Well, Driscoll’s currently has a sweepstakes for a magical 4-night stay at Madden’s on Gull Lake, one of the very best resorts here in Minnesota. I spent many summers there as a child, swimming in the lake, playing golf, and making memories. I’d love for one of you to be able to experience it too. Enter here for your chance to win!

Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (mini cakes, cakelets. made with almond flour + teff flour)

Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (cakelets)

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Preparation 15min Cook Time 35min
Serves 9     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

  • 80 grams blanched almond flour
  • 35 grams teff flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 7 tablespoons melted, cooled butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Driscoll's raspberries

Instructions

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Rub butter inside all of the holes of 12 inch muffin pan. (Or line with paper liners, but I like mine without this. It gives them a very clean look.)

Whisk together the almond flour, teff flour, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Whisk in the egg whites vigorously until the batter is smooth, then whisk in the melted, cooled butter in 3 additions. Whisk in vanilla. Fill each muffin cup a little more than 1/2 full with batter. 

With a fork, coarsely mash the raspberries so that are like a rough jam. Strain to get rid of some of the excess liquid, then put 1 tablespoon crushed raspberries into the middle of each cake. 

Bake for 30-35 minutes, and edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool, then use a thin knife to run around the edges and gently pull up on each cake to remove. Store in airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

 This recipe is inspired and adapted from The Alternative Baker Cookbook, written by Alanna Taylor-Tobin. 

This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which I may make a small commission from should you decide to purchase.

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17 thoughts on “Gluten-Free Raspberry Financiers (cakelets)

  1. betty2

    I saw these on IG and had to come over to just gaze at the photos and dream of how I can make these without almond flour (stupid allergy). They look gorgeous, as do your LOVELY kittens!!!

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    1. amandapaa Post author

      we are on a little 4 day vacation and i miss those kittens already – will be so hard to give them up for good! just means i will be drowning my sorrows in these financiers probably. :)

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  2. Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen

    1. KITTIESSSS!!! I wish I were in Minnesota right now. For the kittens. AND the financiers. 2. GORGEOUS – that vibrant color pops! 3. This reminds me of the time we made financiers together and now I’m so sad because I want to be eating your financiers even MORE now. I have to try the teff flour version – sounds so perfect and caramely. Miss you!

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    1. amandapaa Post author

      yes, totally reminds me of when we made them together too. which also reminds me that it’s been too long since we’ve hung out in person. maybe i can pack the kittens? xo

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  3. Alison M Marras

    You have no idea how much I love financiers!! One of my first blog posts were raspberry financiers with almond flour…. so friggin’ good and how I miss egg whites right about now (#AIPproblems)!! haha These are drool-worthy, Amanda – you’re speaking my language.

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  4. Alanna

    Financiers are THE BEST! And I can’t get enough of those adorable kittens.. I may shed a few tears when I stop seeing them in my IG feed too. <3

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