Toffee Sauce

A decadent and easy homemade Toffee Sauce, delicious served with pancakes or ice-cream. Make this from scratch in less than 10 minutes!

glass jug with toffee sauce

This is a recipe I think everyone should have up their sleeves. This delicious Toffee Sauce goes beautifully with my Easy Fluffy Pancakes, Quick & Easy Waffles, or ice-cream.

To make it a salted toffee sauce (or salted caramel), simply add a good pinch or two of fleur de sel or Maldon sea salt flakes.

small glass jug with toffee sauce in white table

Toffee Sauce

5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Thanh | Eat, Little Bird
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 to 1 1/2 cups
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Australian

A decadent and easy homemade Toffee Sauce, delicious served with pancakes or ice-cream. Make this from scratch in less than 10 minutes!



  1. Mix together all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  2. Place the saucepan over high heat.
  3. Stir until the butter and the sugar has dissolved.
  4. Bring the mixture to the boil and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring regularly until it is smooth and has thickened in texture.
  5. Pour the sauce into a small jug.
  6. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Kitchen Notes

Keep any leftover sauce in the fridge in a glass jar.

To reheat, simply spoon the cold sauce into a small saucepan and heat gently until it is warm.

Golden syrup has a distinct taste which, I think, is hard to substitute. However, a common substitute in the US is light corn syrup.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 20.3g
  • Sodium: 119.1mg
  • Fat: 10.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 37.9g
  • Fiber: 1.6g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 1.4mg

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  1. Carrie 21 June 2011

    Drooooool! I can never get enough of looking at this photo! The colour of that toffee sauce is just perfect. Hate an anaemic looking toffee sauce! Always good to compare recipes, you do it for us and we’ll salivate!!!

  2. eatlittlebird 21 June 2011

    Hi Carrie! I highly recommend this Toffee Sauce! It’s actually rather great to have in the fridge for those moments when you need to put together a dessert quickly. It goes without saying that it’s heavenly on ice-cream!

  3. Mandy Cumberland 17 July 2011

    Oh, I think I have died and gone to heaven! How long do you think that toffee sauce would last in the fridge for?

    • eatlittlebird 18 July 2011

      Hi Mandy! According to Rachel Allen, the toffee sauce keeps “for ages” in the fridge. I kept a jar in the fridge for up to 1 month and it was ok – it’s loaded with sugar so I guess it will never go off! To serve, I just reheat it on the stove but I guess you can also microwave it. I don’t think it’s worth making a small batch of this – just make the full recipe and you will be grateful later to have some in the fridge 😉

  4. kat 18 July 2011

    I can’t wait to try the toffee sauce! Oh my goodness, it all looks so yummy! Have you tried cinnamon swirl pancakes? I did a post on it, please check it out and let me know what you think! I’m new to this blogging thing and I love checking out fellow foodie blogs

    • eatlittlebird 18 July 2011

      Hi Kat – The toffee sauce is really divine! It’s really decadent on pancakes, but it’s worth trying 🙂 It’s particularly delicious with ice-cream when you need to jazz up something simple for dessert.

  5. nicola 11 August 2011

    A heavenly combination! That toffee sauce recipe is one of my standby recipes, love it!

  6. Jim 6 September 2011

    Nice recipe…

    I was going to make the below but I will definitely be making these instead.


  7. Meenakshi 12 May 2012

    I could drink eat that whole jug of toffee sauce, spoon by spoon.

  8. Julia 16 April 2018

    Perfect! Looks tasty and healthy! This is a great idea.

  9. Mark 15 April 2022

    Easy and delicious recipe