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Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

A vanilla cupcake is much yummier when stuffed with dulce de leche and drizzled with salted caramel on top.

food

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

A vanilla cupcake is much yummier when stuffed with dulce de leche and drizzled with salted caramel on top.

Ingredients

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

  • 429 grams all-purpose flour
  • 265 grams caster (superfine) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 375 milliliters of milk
  • 125 milliliters vegetable oil
  • 125 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt (can some substitute with sour cream)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons dulce de leche
  • Salted caramel sauce
  • 1 batch of fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting
  • 4 tablespoons dulce de leche

Dulce de Leche

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

Steps

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C (356F) or 160C (320F) for a fan forced oven.
  2. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour, baking powder, caster sugar and salt. Turn mixer on low speed and allow it to mix for a couple minutes to help everything combine well (alternatively you may do this by sifting the ingredients together).
  4. Add the softened butter and let it mix until it resembles a fine sand like texture.
  5. Next, add milk, eggs, yogurt, oil and vanilla extract in a large jug and whisk well.
  6. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients in a slow and steady stream until no dry ingredients are visible.
  7. Scrape down the bowl, add dulce de leche and mix for another 20 seconds.
  8. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 of the way (using an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process otherwise you can use two tablespoons).
  9. Bake for 20-25 min or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  10. Allow them to cool completely on a wire cooling rack before frosting.
  11. While your cupcakes are baking and cooling prepare your buttercream frosting but adding dulce de leche and mix until well combined. Set aside.
  12. To assemble your cupcakes core the center using an apple corer or sharp knife and fill with dulce de leche. Fit the end of your piping bag with a 1M tip and frost in a swirl as demonstrated in the video. Finish with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce.

Dulce de Leche

  1. Place the can of sweetened condensed milk in a large pot and cover completely with water.
  2. Bring to a coil and then turn down to a simmer.
  3. Continue this for 2 hours, making sure the can is completely covered the entire time otherwise you run the risk of the can exploding.
  4. Let the cans cool down completely at room temperature before you open them if you value your face.