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Bake Off Bake Along: Week 4 (Caramel)

vegan millionaire's shortbread

It’s no secret that I have a super sweet tooth. Which is one of the reasons why I go a bit crazy for anything with caramel in it. Especially when you combine it with chocolate and peanut butter. That’s an award-winning trio right there. 

So far, this has been one of the bakes that I worried the most about making it vegan. I really wondered if vegan caramel would taste remotely as delicious as the dairy butter version. I actually found millionaire’s shortbread reasonably easy to make – in retrospect, I’m fairly astonished that the bakers in the tent found it so difficult. 

Now that Flo is gone, Liam is my favourite. He lights up the tv screen and he was robbed of being star baker this week!

Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread 

Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
For the shortbread
  1. 1 cup of vegan butter
  2. 1 cup of granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  4. 2 cups of flour
  5. pinch of salt
For the caramel
  1. 1/2 cup of vegan butter
  2. 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  3. 2 cups of almond/oat milk
For the top
  1. 200 g of vegan chocolate
  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C and line your baking tray.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and salt together until it's pale and creamy. Then quickly stir in your vanilla. Then stir in the flour 1 cup at a times. If it's a little too dry, feel free to add in a splash of almond or oat milk.
  3. Add your shortbread dough into your baking tray and flatten it evenly. Bake if for 30 minutes. Take it out of the oven and let it cool whilst you finish your caramel.
  4. After you put your shortbread in the oven, heat the milk, butter and sugar in a pan and stir until the butter has melted. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to a high simmer. Stir continuously. It should start to thicken and brown. Once you can part the caramel with a wooden spoon or it forms balls when you drop a bit in cold water, then it is finished. (Mine took around 35-40 minutes)
  5. Pour the caramel over the cooled shortbread and spread it evenly over top. Place it in the refrigerator to firm up the caramel a bit.
  6. Melt your chocolate bain marie and then pour the melted chocolate over the caramel, smoothing as you go. Return it to the fridge.
  7. Once everything is set and cooled, you can slice it into bars.
Rhyme & Ribbons
shortbread batter
shortbread cooling
me with baked shortbread
pouring caramel
spreading caramel
pouring on the chocolate
chocolate layer drying
vegan millionaire's shortbread tray of vegan millionaire's shortbread
showing layers on vegan millionaire's shortbread side view of vegan millionaire's shortbread
millionaires shortbread
me with millionaires shortbread
harold and vegan millionaires shortbread
harold judging
Harold loved this bake: 5 out of 5 licks. Of course, as it was chocolate, we had to keep hiding it from him! 

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  • I love caramel slices and tarts, so if I could reach into the computer and take a piece I would but I can’t……………….

  • Maja Harder Thygesen

    I never knew you could make vegan caramel like that. I will definitely try it !

  • Chocolate and caramel is one of my favorite combinations. This looks absolutely delicious. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  • Cate in the Kitchen

    So impressed with your vegan caramel!

  • looks yummy!

  • Liam is my favourite at the moment! These look absolutely delicious, I am yet to master caramel as I usually end up burning it! I would be terrible at caramel week haha x

    Kayleigh |

    • Liam just brings so much life to the show! I found this vegan caramel easier to make than dairy caramel for some reason. xx

  • Absolutely delicious! I once made a vegan caramel using coconut milk for the Bake Off alternative ingredients week and that also worked really well! Plus Bournville chocolate is vegan if that helps too!! Alice xxx

    • It actually worked better than when I make normal caramel, to be honest! Bournville is on my chocolate list. (As is Green & Blacks but it’s a lot more expensive!) x

  • NatalieLeanne

    I was waiting for the Harold picture! ๐Ÿ™‚ these look delicious, I would love to have a go at making them, millionaire shortbread is one of my favourites I must admit! xx

  • Oh wow this looks delicious! Have a lovely start to your week. Gemma x

  • Your caramel looks like it turned out great! This is one bake I’ve been tempted to try….. (and yes, Liam was pretty robbed…. just because the judges wanted Kate’s cake recipe – sighhh)

    • I mean Kate’s cake sounded AMAZING! But overall I think Liam seemed like the stronger baker during caramel week! x

  • I really like Liam too! He’s getting better too!

  • Ive been on the lookout forever for a dairy-free caramel recipe that doesn’t contain coconut and yours looks amazing! Will be jotting that down for another time! xx

    Lynsey || One More Slice

  • Laura Emilia

    Ohh these look so good! Caramel shortbread is one of my favourite things ever and just looking at these pictures is making me a bit hungry! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Ooooh my husband and I are currently doing a vegetarian (me)/ vegan (he) exploration and my favorite part of the transition is finding new recipes to try out. Thanks for sharing! Will definitely have to give this a try for the hubby. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  • These really do so so delicious and such a gooey caramel which I love! Will definitely give these a go, just never knew vegan caramel was this easy! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • I have a weird relationship with shortbread. I used to really hate it. I suspect I might be growing into it. I would definitely eat this.

    • I used to hate shortbread too. I think it was because my grandma always had a red tartan tin of different shaped shortbreads that (in retrospect) tasted shit. So I thought all shortbread was bad. Then I had a lemon shortbread biscuit and it opened my eyes and now I love it! x

  • Diana Maria

    These look and sound amazing! Your recipes are always so unique, I have to bookmark this so I can make these one day. The pup is just like mine, they always want what they can’t have haha xx

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  • So impressed you’re doing everything vegan! I am really rubbish at vegan baking xx

  • These sound utterly delectable – 5 out of 5 licks indeed!

  • I love anything with caramel, this looks delicious and amazing photos as well. Your dog is beautiful! Xx

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  • I’m so impressed with your vegan caramel! Truthfully I expected caramel to be way harder due to how they reacted in the tent…perhaps because it’s colder/drier here? Liam is my current fave as well ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’d made caramel before that’s gone really badly, so I suppose it’s fair that some people really struggled – I guess it’s one of those things that can be really temperamental! x