Canelés De Bordeaux - French Rum and Vanilla Cakes
1520 mins (prep 1440, cooking 80)
9 ingredients
12-16 servings
Canelés de Bordeaux, also know as cannelé Bordelais, are magical French bakery confections, little fluted cakes with a rich rum and vanilla interior enclosed by a thin caramelised shell. This brilliant recipe was developed a long ago by an anonymous Bordeaux cook, whose innovation has been subjected to 300 years of refinements. Glossy and dark brown almost black at first sight, bittersweet at first bite, the crunchy burnt sugar canelé-shell makes an exquisite contrast to the smooth, sweet filling, fragrant with vanilla and rum.These little cakes have recently gained cachet after years of neglect, to the extent that they may one day rival the popularity of crème brûlée in the category of caramelized French desserts. Baked in special tin-lined copper moulds, these delicious dessert cakes are often served with Cognac and Wine if you partake of a local degustation! The copper moulds are quite hard to find even in France - if you cannot find them, then these cakes can be made in individiual dariol moulds, small pudding basins, or the silcon moulds which are quite easy to find. This recipe makes 12 to 16 canelés, depending on the size of your moulds. Traditionally beeswax is used to line the moulds, I have dispensed with this and have suggested a sprinkling of sugar inside the well buttered moulds.

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Serving Size (26.13 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 101.34 Calories from Fat 24.21
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.69g 49.65%
Saturated Fat 1.41g 84.85%
Trans Fat 0.08g %
Cholesterol 5.3mg 21.2%
Sodium 65.18mg 32.59%
Total Carbohydrate 15.62g 62.47%
Dietary Fiber 0.55 g 26.5%
Sugars 0.44 g %
Protein 1.82g 43.56%
Vitamin A 61.6IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 7.69mg% Iron 0.86mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
whole eggs, light brown sugar