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Almond Tea Cakes

Author: Charlotte Rutledge

Almond Tea Cakes Recipe

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, our Jammy Bits or a teaspoonful of jam work quite well, also.

At a glance

26 to 30 tea cakes
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the cups of a mini-muffin pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Pour the browned butter into a heat-safe bowl, and let it cool to room temperature.
  4. In a separate bowl, stir together the almond flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, and salt.
  5. Mix in the egg whites, honey, almond extract, and browned butter.
  6. 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 sprinkle of Jammy Bits, or a dollop of jam).
  7. Bake the cakes for 15 to 18 minutes, until they're golden brown around the edge and firm to the touch in the middle.
  8. 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.
  9. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  10. Yield: 26 to 30 tea cakes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 teacake (32g)
  • Servings Per Batch 28
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 130
  • Calories from Fat 80
  • Total Fat 9g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 55mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.