Orange Financier Cake

Hi everyone! We’ve all tried the famous Financier Cake, this very soft cake with a roasted hazelnut flavor. Today I wanted to combine this cake with orange! It is made up of a Hazelnut Financier, filled with Orange Compote and topped with Orange Blossom Ganache and Orange Curd !

For 5 financiers of 8cm in diameter:


  • 90g of butter
  • 135g of egg whites
  • 135g of icing sugar
  • 90g of hazelnut powder
  • 45g of flour
  • The zests of an orange
  • 1 pinch of salt

Orange Blossom Ganache:

  • 150g of full liquid cream
  • 33g of white chocolate
  • 1,2g of gelatin
  • 6,6g of orange blossom extract


  • 75g of butter
  • 60g of sugar
  • 150g of eggs
  • 100g of orange juice
  • 4g of gelatin
  • The zests of an orange

Orange Compote:

  • 350g of oranges
  • 30g of sugar
  • 1 tbs of lemon juice

We’ll start with the Ganache:

1. Hydrate the gelatin.

2. Bring to boil half of the cream with the orange blossom extract.

3. Pour over the chopped chocolate and hydrated gelatin.

4. Mix for a few seconds with a hand blender.

5. Add the other half of cold cream.

6. Wrap with cling film and refrigerate overnight.

7. The next day, whip the ganache until it forms very soft peaks.

8. Fill 5cm half-spheres and freeze overnight.

For the Curd:

1. Hydrate the gelatin.

2. Melt the butter. Add the sugar, orange juice, zests, and eggs.

3. Cook over medium heat, while mixing, until it boils.

4. Add the hydrate gelatin and wrap with cling film. Refrigerate overnight.

For the Compote:

1. Cut orange segments. Remove the white part so you only have the pulp left.

2. Place in a saucepan with the sugar and lemon juice.

3. Cook over low heat until it thickens. Stir from time to time.

4. Refrigerate.

For the Financier:

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.

2. Melt the butter and let it cook until it darkens. Let it cool down between 40-50°C.

3. Mix the hazelnut power with the icing sugar, salt, zests, and flour.

4. Add the egg whites, and then add the butter.

5. Fill 8cm half-spheres mold.

6. Cook for ~15min.

7. Let them cool down before unmolding.

It’s time to assemble!

1. Cut the top of the cake to create a flat surface. Make a hole in the middle.

2. Pipe Orange compote.

3. Unmold the Ganache spheres and place on top.

4. Whip the curd for a few seconds to loosen it. Pipe dots around the dome (using a small plain tip).

5. Decorate with orange zests and hazelnuts!

Your Financier 2.0 are ready! Enjoy!

Please feel free to ask all your questions in the comment section and don’t forget to send me pictures of your realisation on my Instagram account: blog_justonemorecake , I will post them at the end of the post 🙂

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