Traditional French Vanilla Canelés Recipe

Thermomix recipe
Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

Aug 18, 2023

Artisan canelés don’t just look incredible. Crunchy, gooey and delicious, they have a crispy caramelised crust and fluffy custardy middle.

Originally a little-known French sweet, people can now easily add these caramelised little goodies to their baking repertoire with a beautiful and affordable rose gold canelé mould from TheMix Shop and a few simple ingredients.


  • 450 g milk
  • 50 g salted butter, plus extra melted to brush
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
  • 50 g dark rum
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks

Useful Items

  • Airtight container
  • Pastry brush
  • 12-hole canelé mould from TheMix Shop
  • Wire rack


  1. Prepare the batter at least 2 days before you want to serve your canelé, to allow for refrigeration time.
  2. Place milk, butter, vanilla pod and seeds into mixing bowl, then heat 3 min/80°C/speed 1. Set aside for 2 minutes.
  3. Add rum, sugar, flour, eggs and egg yolks, then mix 20 sec/speed 4. Pour into an airtight container and set aside to cool slightly, then refrigerate for 2-4 days.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 230°C. Brush 12-hole canelé mould generously with melted butter, then refrigerate moulds for 5 minutes. Brush with a second coat of butter and return to the fridge.
  5. Remove vanilla bean from chilled batter and discard. Pour batter into mixing bowl and mix 10 sec/speed 4, then fill moulds up to 1 cm from the top (retain leftover batter to make crepes for breakfast the next day).
  6. Bake for 10 minutes (230°C). Reduce oven temperature to 170°C and bake for a further 45 minutes, until canelé are golden brown and set.
  7. Carefully turn out onto a wire rack to set cool, then enjoy. Best eaten fresh on the day of baking.

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By Alice Duthie

Lifestyle Writer

Alice Duthie is a beauty and lifestyle writer for The Carousel. She is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at The University of Sydney, majoring in Marketing and Business Information Systems.



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