The best salted caramel recipes. Ever. Trust us, resistance is futile

It's the recipe du jour: butter, sugar AND salt, makes salted caramel the ultimate foodie ménage à trois

Salted butter caramel cake

This is a cake that means business from cake boy, Eric Lanlard. Rich, bitter chocolate sponge laced with salted caramel biscuit. It's a fatal attraction waiting to happen.

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Salted butter caramel cake

Photo: Kate Whitaker

 

Quick salted caramel sauce

Smooth, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth: this sauce is ready in 15 minutes, so it's the salted caramel recipe to have in your repertoire. Delicious drizzled over just about anything, really.

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Quick salted caramel sauce

Photo: Maja Smend

 

Salted caramel soufflé

Ta-dah! Don't be scared of soufflé. Even if this one sinks, it will still taste delish. And anyway, Raymond’s got some top soufflé tips to make sure all goes well.

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Salted caramel soufflé

Photo: Ria Osbourne

 

Macaroon cookies with salted caramel filling

Pierre Hermé, aka “the Picasso of pastry”, was the first to create the salted caramel macaroon, and these are Eric Lanlard's variation on the theme. Afternoon tea à la Paris? Don’t mind if we do.

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Macaroon cookies with salted caramel filling

Photo: Maja Smend

 

Strawberry ricotta pancakes with salted caramel sauce

This leaning tower of pancake perfection from Sarah Randell is drip-drip-dripping with salted caramel sauce. Make a Black Forest version with blackberries and cherries (instead of strawberries), or swap the fruit and cream for salty bacon, fried until crisp.

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Strawberry ricotta pancakes with salted caramel sauce

Photo: Martin Poole

 

Salted caramel hot chocolate

We love Nigella's recipe for grown-up hot chocolate and (if it's not naughty enough already) top up with a spiral of squirty cream for some extra naughtiness. 50 shades of caramel, anyone?

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No Effort Banoffee tarts

No time? No problem. Just add a pinch of salt to tinned Carnation caramel and transform it from charlatan to artisan in a flash. Get some ready-made pastry cases, and fill with chopped banana and whipped cream to make a stonking banoffee tart. We won’t tell if you don’t. 

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