February 27, 2012

Dulce de Leche Cupcake

For those who have a sweet tooth...

(24 servings / 1 hour)

4 eggs
1 tbs butter (at room temperature)
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
a pinch of salt
1 cup boiling milk
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling / Topping
2 cups dulce de leche mixed with 1 cup table cream (or heavy cream)
chopped walnuts to decorate

1 - Beat egg whites until foamy white and double in volume in a large bowl.
2 - Add egg yolks and sugar and beat until the batter is light yellow.
3 - Using a spoon, add flour and milk (with melted butter in it), gradually, and continue stirring to form a homogeneous mixture.
4 - Mix vanilla extract and baking powder, mixing gently.
5 - Put in the cupcake pan (filling 2/3) and bake for about 20 minutes in preheated oven (to 350°F).
6 - After baking, make a hole in the middle of each cupcake and add dulce de leche.
7 - Garnish with walnuts.

  • Instead of walnuts, use almonds, peanuts or pecans.
  • Add lemon zest to the batter.
  • This recipe is a basic Brazilian 'sponge cake' batter. Use your creativity and try other fillings and toppings.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Cupcake de Doce de Leite.

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