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Cajeta sauce in a mason jar and tied with a ribbon.

Mexican Caramel Sauce (Cajeta)

Cajeta is a Mexican caramel sauce that is made of sweetened goat's milk that is simmered until it thickens and caramelizes.  This makes a perfect topping for any dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 150kcal
Author Nina


  • 4 cups goats milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • In a large pot, stir together milk, sugar, cinnamon stick, salt, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often.
  • Remove from heat and stir in baking soda.
  • Lower heat and simmer mixture to a gentle simmer. Stir every 10 minutes for about 1.5 hours, until it turns a light golden brown colour. Remove cinnamon stick and stir occasionally until mixture has thickened and coasts the back of the spoon.
  • Allow mixture to cool and store in airtight container. This will keep for 1 week refrigerated.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 1mg