It seems that caramel flavored desserts are everywhere these days and the pleasure of sucking on a gooey caramel retains all its charms, even when you’re a grown up! For all of you out there who grew up in France, you remember your Carambar! For all our American friends, we’ll explain: Carambar is a very popular chocolate flavored caramel candy that all French kids have enjoyed at some point.
How excited were we, here at SWEETTABLESCAPES, when we discovered a recipe using them to make a DELICIOUS and very MOIST loaf !!(you can also make cupcakes, of course; in this case, reduce baking time to 20 min)
You can actually get Carambar here, our source for everything French. Click on “Sweet Treats” and then “candies” sidebar to order.
But, if you want to use any of your own personal favorites, go ahead, choose a soft caramel candy (such as Kraft or Werther) and melt as directed.
1 1/4 cup flour
20 carambar (or 25 other soft caramel candy,since they tend to be slightly smaller )
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick and 3 TBsp unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350F
Line loaf pan with parchment paper (unless it’s silicone) and butter it.
Melt butter in microwave in a small bowl.
Heat milk and Carambars in small saucepan on low heat until caramel melts.
Beat eggs and sugar until frothy and doubled in volume, add flour, baking powder and melted butter.
Mix thoroughly until smooth, then add milk and Carambar mixture, mixing constantly.
Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake for about 45 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
Let cool and eat cold.