Financier plum cake

Prep 10 min
Total 1 hour
Plus 1 hour cooling time
Serves 8

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3/4 cup
unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp
brown sugar
medium plums, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups
1 1/4 cups
ground almonds
1/2 cup
all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp
egg whites, lightly beaten


  • POSITION rack in bottom third of oven. Preheat to 400F. Line the bottom of a 9-in. springform pan with parchment. Spray with butter, then sprinkle with brown sugar. Lay plum slices, overlapping in a circle, over sugar.
  • STIR icing sugar with almonds, flour and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in egg whites until combined. Gradually stir in remaining 3/4 cup butter. Scrape batter over plums, smoothing top.
  • BAKE until cake is golden and a cake tester inserted into centre of cake comes out clean, about 40 min. Remove cake and let stand for 10 min. Run a knife around inside edge, then release cake from pan. Place a large cooling rack upside down on top of cake. Carefully flip over. Peel off parchment. Cool on rack, about 1 hour.



Calories 395, Protein 7 g, Carbohydrates 39 g, Fat 25 g, Fibre 3 g, Sodium 115 mg.

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