Gluten/Dairy Free Hazelnut Cake

I am so happy about this recipe. I often hear gluten and dairy free cakes can be boring/dry,… And it is often true..

This recipe below, that I developed for a recent canapés function, is absolutely delicious and super fast to whip together,.


Gluten and Dairy Free Hazelnut Cake

This is a delicious gluten/dairy free version of the famous French Financier

Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Financier
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Pierre-Antoine


  • 150 gr Egg White About 4 egg white
  • 175 gr Icing Sugar Pure
  • 150 gr Coconut Oil
  • 80 gr Hazelnut Meal
  • 30 gr Buckwheat Flour
  • 20 gr Maize Flour Pure
  • 1 pinch Salt


  1. Turn oven on, 180ºC.

    Whisk egg white, salt and sieved icing sugar till melted. Add sieved flours, whisk till combined, then add melted coconut oil (be careful it isn't too hot).

  2. Pour in greased ( coconut oil spray) shallow tins/mould, cook till golden brown, and firm to the touch.

Recipe Notes

This is an extremely easy and fast recipe to make, and you would never guess it is without any dairy or gluten. 

Traditionally, financiers are cooked in a shallow rectangular mould, but this is hard to find here. I used a flexible silicone spherical mould, just sprayed with coconut oil, works perfectly for "mignardise" (petits fours).

Here, I have piped a dark chocolate/coconut Ganache (also gluten/dairy free)

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