Rice Flour Lemon Financier Recipe


Rice Flour Lemon Financiers are a delightful twist on the classic French almond cake. These little cakes are light, moist, and have a wonderful hint of lemon flavor. Perfect for tea time or as a small treat, they are made with rice flour for a gluten-free option. Here’s a simple and casual guide to making these delicious financiers.


- 80g unsalted butter

- 90g egg whites (about 3 large egg whites)

- 60g cane sugar

- 50g rice flour

- 50g almond flour

- 2g baking powder

- Grated zest of 1/2 lemon

Tools Needed:

  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Bowl
  • Baking paper
  • Financier mold or small rectangular baking mold


1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).


1. Prepare the Brown Butter:

  • In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat until it forms white bubbles and begins to brown. Turn off the heat and let the residual heat finish browning the butter. Set aside to cool slightly.

2. Mix the Wet Ingredients:

  • In a bowl, whisk together the egg whites and cane sugar until well combined. Be careful not to create too much foam.

3. Combine Dry Ingredients:

  • Add the rice flour, almond flour, and baking powder to the egg white mixture. Whisk until everything is well incorporated.

4. Add Lemon Zest and Brown Butter:

  • Grate the lemon zest into the batter.
  • Add the melted brown butter (cooled to around 60℃) to the mixture. Mix well with a whisk until smooth.

5. Prepare the Mold:

  • Line your financier mold or small rectangular baking mold with baking paper.

6. Fill the Mold:

  • Pour the batter into the prepared mold, spreading it evenly.

7. Bake:

  • Bake in the preheated oven at 180°C for about 20 minutes, or until the surface is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

8. Cool and Serve:

  • Allow the financiers to cool in the mold. Once cooled, cut into pieces and serve.

Enjoy these delightful Rice Flour Lemon Financiers as a perfect accompaniment to your afternoon tea or as a lovely treat anytime!