Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Best caramel cakes and bakes

Use sweet caramel to add a silky texture to fabulous bakes such as caramel orange and poppy seed loaf, salted caramel shortbread, and triple chocolate caramel cake

Try our caramel recipes. Check out how to make homemade caramel  sauce to add in to caramel cake, caramel tarts and other sweet treats. 

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Looking for the perfect salted caramel sauce recipe? We’ve got an easy one here to add to your favourite baking recipes and create the perfect grown up dessert…

Looking for an afternoon tea treat? We have an easy caramel millionaire’s shortbread recipe, sweet caramel blondies and even salted caramel profiteroles.

If you want to create a show-stopping birthday cake, bake our epic triple caramel cake to impress your friends and family. Have fun with your homemade caramel here…


Kahlúa crème caramel

Want an indulgent boozy dessert? Make this easy crème caramel with coffee liqueur to seriously impress guests at your next dinner party with friends.

Crème Caramel with Kahlúa

Whole roasted pineapple in spiced caramel

Check out this impressive whole roasted pineapple with punchy caramel sauce. Try to find a ripe pineapple (make sure the outside is golden, not green) but if you can’t we would recommend keeping one near bananas for a couple of days to ripen it.

Baked Pineapple Recipe with Caramel Sauce

Juniper toffees

Check out these indulgent juniper toffees. These sweet treats come from new Hackney restaurant, Nest. They are served as petits fours at the end of the meal and can be infused with a variety of flavours – here we have gone for subtle spices of juniper, clove and cardamom.

Homemade toffee Recipe with Juniper Berries. Two toffees served on a mini off-white plate in a nest made-up of woody sticks and lavender, sitting on a persons hand

Butterscotch banoffee tart

Check out this creamy chocolate tart recipe with juicy bananas, salted caramel and old school butterscotch Angel Delight. Impress your friends and family with this super indulgent dessert.

Banoffee Pie Recipe with Butterscotch

Dulce de leche cheesecake

Check out this creamy swirl cheesecake recipe with rich dulce de leche. This easy no-bake cheesecake is an indulgent and impressive dessert to serve to friends and family at your next dinner party.

Dulce De Leche Cheesecake Recipe

Salted butterscotch and caramel popcorn cheesecake

Salted caramel is a really popular food trend, and this cheesecake recipe from Rosie Birkett has a salted butterscotch twist. It’s a real showstopper and everyone will love it. If you want to make this ahead, omit the popcorn from the base, reserve half the butterscotch sauce for the topping and put freshly popped popcorn on the top of the cake on the day, then smother it in the sauce.


Nutty caramel tart with coffee ganache

Check out this impressive looking caramel tart from Edd Kimber. This decadent dessert recipe with nuts, chocolate ganache and coffee, is the perfect way to finish a sophisticated dinner party.

Caramel Tart Recipe with Chocolate Ganache, Nuts and Coffee

Caramel millionaire shortbread with pretzels

Take your millionaire shortbread up a notch with decadent butterscotch caramel and salty pretzels. The butterscotch gives this classic childhood favourite a real grown up taste.

Millionaire Shortbread Recipe with Butterscotch and Pretzels

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Check out this indulgent Jamaican ginger and caramel cake. This layer cake is a real showstopper and makes for the perfect celebration cake, what’s more, it’s gluten free too.

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Chocolate and caramel cookie pizza

Want to make a caramel cookie recipe? This chocolate chip cookie pizza is super easy to make and great fun with all the family. Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside, this giant cookie makes for a great alternative to a birthday cake. 

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe

Toasted almond and caramel millionaire’s shortbread

This rich chocolate and caramel snack is both easy to make and a very popular bake. Millionaires’ shortbread can be made in little squares, perfect for entertaining and for an on-the-go snacks and treats. Add a bit of gold leaf for decoration.


Triple chocolate caramel cake

This chocolate caramel cake is what’s known as an ‘ombre’ cake; each layer has a different shade with dark chocolate, milk chocolate and caramel flavours.


Honey nut cornflake and caramel bars

Just pour a glass of milk and call this breakfast – we won’t tell. These honey nut cornflake and caramel bars are easy to make but look impressive

Honey nut cornflake and caramel bars

Caramel banana blondies

Blondies are the white chocolate version of brownies. This easy tray bake is also packed with banana and rich caramel. Serve at teatime or warm with a scoop of ice-cream for pudding.


Salted caramel chocolate fondants

Our most indulgent, most beautiful chocolate fondant yet… just look at it ooze! You can buy the salted caramel sauce for a quick fix. 

Salted caramel chocolate fondant

Salted caramel shortbread

Sweet and salty flavours are an ongoing trend and this shortbread recipe is the perfect way to blend these flavours. It’s quick and easy baking and will please a crowd.


Salted caramel profiteroles

Profiteroles are easier to make than they look. Especially using this simple recipe. Salted caramel adds a touch of luxury for a dinner-party dessert. Recipe from NAC restaurant in London.

Salted Caramel Profiteroles Recipe

Malted milk and caramel ice cream pie

This malted milk and caramel ice-cream pie is a great, easy, make-ahead dessert that everyone will love. It will keep for up to a week, wrapped in clingfilm in the freezer.

Caramel Ice Cream Pie Recipe

Sweet miso caramels

These umami toffees are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Wrap them up in white greaseproof paper and give them as presents this Christmas.

Sweet miso caramels

Rum caramel-roasted pineapple

Looking for an easy entertaining dessert that still looks impressive? Check out this simple but super moreish caramelised pineapple. Topped with an indulgent caramel and a hint of booze makes this pineapple dessert more grown up.

Caramelised Pineapple Recipe with Caramel Rum

Chocolate crémeux with boozy caramel sauce

Check out this dense, creamy dark chocolate crémeux with crunchy nut praline and indulgent boozy caramel sauce. This easy recipe is an impressive way to end any dinner party.

Chocolate Crémeux Recipe with Praline and Caramel Sauce

Salted caramel tart

Christmas time = treat time. A rich, salty caramel tart topped with chocolate. You may want to serve it with Greek yoghurt to offset the sweetness. This will last in the fridge for 4-5 days. 

Salted Caramel Tart Recipe With Chocolate

Toffee apple dump cake

This recipe for toffee apple dump cake is easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce for a more indulgent tea time treat.

toffee apple dump cake

Caramel orange and poppy seed cake

A light and zingy family pud with caramelised orange for a special finishing touch. Perfect for feeding a crowd or a hungry family over the weekend.


Caramel almond slice

Caramel and almonds work really well together in this classic pudding. Serve warm as a dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of melted chocolate, or cool and eat as a teatime treat.

Caramel Almond Tart Recipe

Chocolate caramel tartlets

These individual chocolate caramel tartlets are made with chocolate pastry. They look stunning and you can make them ahead, perfect for a dinner party dessert.

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Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe

Sticky toffee squares

The best traybake with a double layer of caramel heaven. Use dulce de leche if you have it for this easy teatime treat. Bake it with one layer of rich caramel, then use it to ice the cake to finish. Everyone will love this.

Sticky Toffee Cake Recipe

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