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Small white pot of toffee sauce, with a spoon dipping into it.

Toffee Sauce

My easy recipe for Sticky Toffee Sauce will take you less than 15 minutes to prepare and uses just 5 ingredients. You will find many ways to use this simple to make sauce that is smooth, sweet, creamy and so delicious.
Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 1 x 350ml jar (1 ⅓ cups)
Calories 2013kcal
Author Alexandra


  • 200 g (1 cup) light brown sugar
  • 100 ml (⅓ cup + 1 tbsp) heavy/whipping cream See Notes 1 and 2
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract See Note 3
  • 125 g (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt flakes (optional)


  • Add the brown sugar, cream, vanilla extract and butter to a small saucepan. 
    Over medium heat, stir with a wooden spoon until the sugar dissolves.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes. Be careful when stirring the hot sauce. 
    Add salt flakes if using, or sprinkle some on as you are serving.
  • The Toffee Sauce will thicken as it cools. If making in advance, reheat for serving.


  1. Whipping cream – also known as thickened cream or heavy cream, has a milk fat percentage of at least 35%.
  2. In Australia, the tablespoon is 20 ml or 4 teaspoons. In many other countries, the tablespoon is 15 ml or 3 teaspoons. Please adjust your measurement if necessary.
  3. Use vanilla which is naturally extracted from the bean and avoid those which are artificially flavoured.
  4. Please note, the nutritional information is based on the entire quantity of sauce. It does not include what the sauce is served with. 


Calories: 2013kcal | Carbohydrates: 200g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 138g | Saturated Fat: 87g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 37g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 406mg | Sodium: 1271mg | Potassium: 377mg | Sugar: 195g | Calcium: 262mg | Iron: 1mg