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Caramel shortcake

Easy Peasy Cook caramel shortcake

  • Preparation: 15 minutes (plus chilling time)
  • Cooking: 20 minutes
  • Serves 4, costs under £2.50


  • 114g granulated sugar
  • 114g butter
  • 114g golden syrup
  • 2 tins condensed milk
  • 250g plain flour
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 175g soft butter

Allergy disclaimer: Always check the label of each ingredient for allergen information.


Sweet pastry base

  1. Rub the soft butter, flour and caster sugar together until it has breadcrumb consistency.
  2. Knead it together until you have a ball. Wrap in cling film and rest in fridge for half an hour.
  3. Once chilled, roll it out to fit in a shallow baking tin, pricking the base with a fork and bake in the middle of the oven at 180°C for 15 to 20 minutes until light golden brown.


  1. Gently heat the granulated sugar, butter, golden syrup and condensed milk in a heavy bottom pot, stirring until melted and it comes to a gentle boil. Stir constantly until thick and colour changes from light to medium brown.
  2. Let the mixture cool slightly before pouring onto pastry base. Then pour the topping onto the base and once it’s cool, chill in the fridge until it sets.

Top tipIf you want to add melted chocolate as a final topping spread it on after the caramel and chill in the fridge till it sets.

Page last updated:
29 Nov 2022

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