The Caramel Slice I grew up with!

The Caramel Slice I grew up with!

Hi Everyone,

Childhood memories can be so sweet, especially when it comes to thinking back on our favourite sweet treats – smile!

My childhood was very special in this respect as my Father was a Swiss baker with his own bakery (“Sugar in Spice”) in Auckland, New Zealand. His caramel slices were simply the best ever! I used to be dreadful as a child though and only eat the caramel and topping leaving the base…fortunately have since grown out of this habit.

I never had his recipe but after a couple of trials this recipe comes pretty close and is, (in my humble opinion), just as delicious.

Keep reading for the Caramel Slice I grew up with recipe.


The Caramel Slice I grew up with!

The Caramel Slice I grew up with!

Preheat oven to 160° C and line the base of a 23cm square pan.

For the Base
  • 150g butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder


  1. Beat butter,  and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat to form a crumbly mixture.
  3. Pour into prepared tin and press down evenly.
  4. Place on the bottom shelf of the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.


Caramel Filling
  • 375 ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 125 gr butter
  • 75 gr sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup


Stir ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat stirring continuously. Bring to the boil and continue stirring for 10 minutes or until thickened.

Pour mixture over the cooked base.


Meringue Topping
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut


Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, add sugar continuously beating, Then fold through the coconut. Spread evenly over the caramel and bake a further 20 minutes in oven at preheated 160° C oven.



The Caramel Slice I grew up with!



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Can’t wait to try this . I am part of a team of 6 bakers , who weekly do a coffee morning for charity ( Marys Meals )
    Three of us bake one week , the other the next . Our loyal customer are very generous , and it’s lovely to ring the changes with something new ……..Paddi x

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