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Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

Soft, caramel cupcakes with a dulce de leche frosting to satisfy all your sweet milk caramel dreams.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 430kcal


Cupcake Ingredients

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated white sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup whole milk

Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup dulce de leche
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream or milk


Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In the large bowl, beat together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring just until combined. Stir in the milk, do not over beat. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake papers and fill each hole 1/2 full of batter.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes or until they spring back when lightly touched. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting Directions

  • Beat the butter until fluffy, add the powdered sugar, salt and dulce de leche, beating until smooth. Add enough of the cream or milk to make a smooth consistency.
  • Frost the cupcakes generously and drizzle with additional dulce de leche if desired. (If you choose to warm the remaining dulce de leche and thin it with milk, you'll be able to drizzle it over the cupcakes.)


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 532IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg