Friands | French Mini Cake

Friands | French Mini Cake

Friands | French Mini Cake

Friands are mini French cakes. They are small & tempting little cakes, which just melts in your mouth. The basic recipe requires almond flour but when I saw the recipe with pecan & coconut flour, I decided giving it a try as I love coconut & my hubby likes pecans. 
Friands are generally backed in a Friand pan, which are sold in the market, but I went a head using a mini cake pan in making this cakes. Topping them with raspberries added a tangy bite to the cake.
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Adapted from here.
Prep Time-20mins | Cook Time-20mins | Yields-9Friands
Ingredients
65g or 2/3Cup pecans
20g or 1/2Cup desiccated dry coconut
4Egg whites
1Cup icing sugar
1/2Cup flour
120g / 1/2Cup butter @room temperature
1/2Cup frozen raspberries
1Tbs icing sugar for dusting
2Tbs flour for dusting
1Tbs butter for brushing the pan
Directions 
– Pre heat oven @350degree. Butter the muffin pan or a mini cake pan or Friand pan if you have. Dust it with flour & keep aside.
– Grind pecans & coconut to a smooth flour. 
– In another bowl light whisk eggs & keep aside.
– In a large bowl mix pecan & coconut flour, egg white, butter, sugar & flour. 
– Mix them well till they are blended well. 
– Scoop up the batter & fill in the pan wholes to the top.
– Now top the batter with raspberries. 
– Bake @350degrees for 15mins to 20mins or until the tooth picks comes out clean.
– Once they are done, remove them from oven & cool them down on a counter top.
– Dust Friands with icing sugar & serve them warm. 
Note
– You can replace pecan & coconut flour with almond flour. 
– Raspberries can be replaced by blueberries, strawberries or any other fruit you like. 

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