If there was one slice to rule them all, caramel slice would be it. Because, really, what’s not to love about thick, gooey caramel sandwiched between chocolate and a crunchy biscuit base? It’s the slices of all slices (sorry, lolly slice). Whether you like yours classic, salted or with a healthy twist, here’s where to find the best caramel slice in Auckland.
The Mustard Kitchen
The Mustard Kitchen is the master of all things delish: doughnuts, pies, slices and—in particular—caramel slice. Their creation features a chocolate biscuit base, a suuuper thick caramel centre and a choc top. Pair with one of their mince and cheese pies and you’ve got yourself a balanced meal.
Renowned for their epic cabinet treats, Winona Forever takes the caramel slice game very seriously by offering two different sorts. The classic caramel slice has an insane caramel to chocolate and base ratio as the caramel centre takes about 85% of the decadent treat and has some crunchy peanuts hidden in there for some extra texture. The other slice they have on offer is the salted caramel slice which takes things to a whole new level. With a richer caramel filling and chunks of Whittaker’s chocolate to top it off, this is a one of a kind slice that you must get amongst.
Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen
If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth on you (guilty!), look no further than Rosebank Coffee & Kitchen. Their cabinet is brimming with sweet treats such as s’mores tart, lemon friand and meeega cream doughnuts. Today we’re talking caramel slice and Rosebank has a delish salted number topped with dense, dark chocolate. Better yet, it’s gluten and nut-free.
The Fridge Café
This Kingsland gem has been serving up ultimate yums since 2005 and their caramel slice is no joke, The Fridge Café’s caramel slice has a buttery shortbread biscuit base with an ooey, gooey generous layer of sweet caramel. The top layer of chocolate is thin and sweet and gives the perfect addition of sugary goodness and hard texture, absolute perfection!
Ponsonby & Britomart
Little Bird has taken the much-loved caramel slice and given it a healthy makeover. Their slice ticks all the boxes being raw, vegan, organic and free from gluten, dairy, soy and refined sugars. Instead, the smooth, caramel filling is made from a heavenly combination of cashews and Medjool dates. We can also vouch for their spicy ginger slice!
House Of Chocolate Dessert Café
One thing’s for certain: House Of Chocolate Dessert Café know a thing or two about chocolate…and caramel, for that matter. Their raw salted caramel slice also ticks those health boxes (dairy, gluten and refined sugar-free) and stars a divine coconut base. And because you’re being healthy (ish) you can totally justify taking home a selection of their handcrafted choccies.
Little Sister has not one but TWO caramel slice creations. Their classic number has a hearty amount of gooey caramel and is topped with a thick layer of chocolate. They also have a salted caramel offering that features a chocolate biscuit base and is topped with pistachios and dark chocolate chunks—yum, yum, YUM!
Little & Friday
Newmarket & Belmont
Little & Friday have made a name for themselves as one of the top bakeries of Auckland with their bomb doughnuts, cakes and let us not forget their hazelnut caramel slice! What makes the Little & Friday caramel slice so special is the base. They’ve switched things up by swapping out the biscuit base we know and love and replacing it with a sticky brownie, you seriously can’t miss out on these bad boys!
Muriwai Lodge Store
Muriwai Lodge Store may not be the most flashy in terms of décor and ambience but these guys know how to create a beautiful caramel slice. The caramel is smooth and decadent with a slight toffee taste with a thick, moist biscuit base. The chocolate layer on top is dark with the perfect amount of sweetness and bitterness and is an indulgent experience you’ll never forget.
Locals of Morningside like to think of Crave Café as their fave and after getting a taste of their caramel slice, we know why. With a nutty base to add extra crunch and the caramel has the moreish taste of condensed milk. The chocolate layer on top is the ideal level of thickness and is a milky chocolate to make the whole experience sweeter!
The Sugar Shed
With a name like The Sugar Shed, it’s no surprise this Pukekohe café knows how to make a decent sweet treat. No stranger to all things caramel, they’ve been known to whip up a cookie caramel slice, Anzac caramel slice annnnd a caramel slice cheesecake pie—yeow! If you’re a bit of a purist, they also have a classic slice although we suggest getting one of each.
Gingerbirds Kitchen And Catering
Dominion Road isn’t just good for dumplings and noodles. No soiree! You can get your caramel slice fix here thanks to Gingerbirds Kitchen And Catering. Their cabinet is brimming with all your fave slices: ginger crunch, brownie, muesli slice and—of course—caramel slice. Their sammies, muffins and scones are equally delish and they have take-home meals as tasty as Mum’s home cooking.
The Raw Kitchen
City Works Depot
We can always count on The Raw Kitchen for satisfying our sweet tooth…without the guilt. All their slices are dairy and gluten free and sweetened with the likes of dates and coconut nectar. Choose between the likes of choc peppermint, ginger, Snickers or caramel. The latter has a massive (and we mean massive) dense caramel centre that’s delightfully creamy.
Hillsborough & Kingsland
We love an excuse to visit Bluebells Cakery’s super cute cafes. And, in our opinion, their mouth-watering caramel slice is that perfect excuse. What sets this slice apart from others is the rich brownie-esque base—mmm! If you’re lucky enough to visit when their caramel and ginger slice is in stock, we suggest you go for this incredible mash-up.
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Image credit: The Mustard Kitchen