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Financier Recipe
Coconut Lime Financier Recipe {French Almond Cake}
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
Cooling time
15 mins
Total Time
28 mins

The delicate buttery flavor of French Almond Cake with a tropical twist! This Coconut Lime Financier Recipe is bursting with a sweat, tart and nutty flavors!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: almond flour,all purpose flour,confectioner sugar,egg whites,butter
Servings: 12 Cakes
Calories: 253 kcal
Author: Nicole Crocker
  • 1 1/2 Cups Confectioner Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup All purpose flour
  • 1 Cup Almond meal or Almond Flour
  • 1/4 Cup unsweetened, fine desiccated coconut
  • 2 teaspoons Lime zest ,zest from about 1 lime
  • 6 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Unsalted butter ,melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice ,freshly squeezed from about 1 lime
  • Large Unsweetened coconut flakes for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F. Line with 12 paper liners or grease a standard cupcake tin. Set aside.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift confectioner sugar and all purpose flour together. 

  3. Whisk almond meal, fine coconut and lime zest into your flour mixture. 

  4. In a separate bowl whisk egg whites until frothy. Whisk into your dry ingredients then add the butter and lime juice. Stir to combine. 

  5. Pour evenly into cupcake tin. Sprinkle tops with large pieces of coconut. 

  6. Place on the center rack of your pre heated oven and bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

  7. Cool in tin for about 5 minutes then remove cakes to a wire cooling rack and cool to room temperature. 

Recipe Notes

*Tip for making your own desiccated coconut- 

Place the large bits of unsweetened coconut pieces into the individual sized container of a blender and blend until fine. 

*Cool your Financier completely then store for up to 3 days in an air tight container on your counter. 

*Financiers are best NOT refrigerated.

*They can be stored in freezer for up to 3 months. Wrap well in plastic wrap then place in an air tight container. 

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Lime Financier Recipe {French Almond Cake}
Amount Per Serving (1 Cake)
Calories 253 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 30mg1%
Potassium 50mg1%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.