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Vanilla Canelé Recipe

Classic French Vanilla Canele Recipe. Canele Recipe made in a silicone mold.
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Chilling Time 12 hours
Servings 16 Caneles
Author Jenn


  • 2 ¼ Cups Whole Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla Bean Paste (or seeds from two vanilla bean pods)
  • 1 ½ Cups (250 grams) Granulated Sugar divided
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 4 Tbsp Vanilla Rum


  • In a large saucepan on medium heat, combine milk, butter, vanilla paste and ½ cup of the sugar. Stir together with spatula.
  • While saucepan is heating. Take a large bowl and hand whisk together flour and remaining sugar.
  • Add the eggs, yolks, and rum to the flour mixture and whisk until combined.
  • Carefully remove hot saucepan with milk mixture from stovetop and slowly began to pour into bowl of floured eggs. Constantly whisking as you pour.
  • Once fully incorporated, strain batter through a sieve.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for 10-12 hrs.
  • The next day, set bowl on the counter to bring batter to room temperature. You will need to whisk the batter a few times.
  • Preheat the oben to 450 F (230 C).
  • Prepare your silicone mold by paining softened butter into the creases and bottom of each well using a pastry brush.
  • Set the mold on a flat cookie sheet on the oven for 3-4 minutes to allow the butter to melt some. This pooling of the hot butter helps with creating the dark outer texture. Remove from oven and fill the wells with batter.
  • Transfer batter to a container suitable for pouring. And fill each well ¾ full with batter.
  • Place filled silicone mold on a flat cookie sheet on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce heat to 400 F (200 C) and bake an additional 15-20 minutes until dark caramelized rim forms around the edges.
  • Remove pan from oven and place silicone mold on a rack. While the mold is hot, using oven mits place a serving dish or flat tray on top of the mild.
  • Invert mold by flipping it onto the dish, allowing the hot canelés to drop.
  • Eat and enjoy!