Check Out The New Recipe From archanaskitchen.com . The Financiers Recipe are classic tea time cakes, that you would find in a French Patisserie that you can dip into your tea or have to along with your Espresso coffee. These tea time cakes look more like biscuits but are essentially sponge cakes that are made from almond flour. a French Almond Tea Cake) A financier is a small French cake. If you don’t get the special Financiers Molds to make the bite size French Almond Tea Cake, then you can always use mini muffin molds and savor them too.