Monday, November 7, 2011

Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

If you love Haagen Dazs Dulce de leche ice cream then this cupcake is for you! This was the first time I made buttercream and boy did I make a huge mess. It was all worth it because after I cleaned the kitchen I got to eat one of these yummy cupcakes!!

Ingredients for the cupcakes:
  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Stick of unsalted butter, soften
  • 1 Cup of Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla extract
Preheat oven 350 degrees. Add Butter to the mixing bowl and mix until it is light and fluffy. Add milk and water to the butter, mix until well combined. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Pour in the cake mix to the butter mixture. Mix for about 3 minutes.

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Pour batter into cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Place in oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Remove cupcakes from oven and place on a cooling rack.

Ingredients for Dulce de leche buttercream:
  • 1 Can of Dulce de leche, you will need an extra can for the filling
  •  2 Egg yolks
  • 3/4 Cup of Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of Cornstarch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup of water
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla extract 
  • 2 Sticks of unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 4 Cups of Powdered sugar

Place egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl.

In a heavy saucepan stir in the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk in water first and then 1 can of Dulce de leche. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for about 1 minute whisking constantly. Remove Dulce de leche mixture from the stove.

Gradually whisk the Dulce de lech mixture into the bowl with the 2 egg yolks. Stir in vanilla extract.

After you combined the egg yolks and Dulce de leche mixture strain mixture through a wire strainer. Set mixture aside until it has completely cooled.

While the Dulce de leche mixture is cooling for the buttercream, take cooled cupcakes and make a small hole in the middle of the cupcakes. Save the tops in a bowl, you will need them later.

Open the extra can of Dulce de leche. Fill in the holes of the cupcakes with the Dulce de leche.

After you add the filling to all the cupcakes place the tops back in the middle.

Now back to the buttercream. Beat the 2 sticks of butter on high speed until it is light and fluffy. Mix in the cooled Dulce de leche mixture.

When the butter and Dulce de leche mixture are well combined add in powdered sugar one cup at a time until you get to the the thickness you would like for your buttercream. Then have fun frosting your cupcakes!!

These are oh so yummy!! Enjoy!!

Look at my little man sitting in his high chair for the first time!! I think he was waiting for his cupcake but I showed up with some sweet potato. Poor little man one day he will get to eat a yummy cupcake!!

With Love,



  1. YUM! these are brilliant! i have to try them... i just found you from little miss mommas blog!

  2. @Ashley

    Thank you for passing by!! They really are super yummy!! BTW I LOVE your blog!!

  3. Yum! Those cupcakes look amazing! And I love the step-by-step photos! Great job!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

  4. Yummy! I shared your recipe on my blog this week...

    The Rickett Chronicles