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Vanilla Bean Pound Cakes Financier

Patricia Reitz

Financier Style Vanilla Bean Pound Cakes from Rose's Heavenly Cakes - ButterYum

 Moist and addictive, these little two-bite pound cakes are delicious and very easy to put together, but there were a couple of things about the recipe that puzzled me.  First, the recipe calls for 3/8 teaspoon of baking powder - such an odd amount.  Second, the recipe is scaled to make 10 financiers, but the financier mold only makes 9 cakes.  Rather than throw the extra batter away, I divided the batter into 9 portions instead of 10, which caused the little cakes to dome up a bit above the top of the mold, so I cut the domed tops off and turned the little cakes upside down.  Overall, we liked the flavor and texture, and really appreciated the moistness compared to last weeks slightly dry chocolate velvet fudge cake.

Most of the recipes featured by The Heavenly Cake Bakers are not shared online, but they can be found in the book Rose's Heavenly Cakes by Rose Levy Beranbaum.