Dulce de leche cupcakes

Dulce de leche cupcakes

I wanted to jazz up a vanilla cupcake recipe and decided to add a hidden centre of Dulce de leche. Would also work with Nutella or peanut butter.

Lynn McQ


12 cupcakes
  1. 150 g salted butter (softened)
  2. 150 g caster sugar
  3. 175 g self-raising flour
  4. 3 eggs
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 jar Dulce de leche
  7. 150 g unsalted butter
  8. 250 g icing sugar
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 2 teaspoons hot water


  1. Change

    Preheat oven to 180c (fan oven). Line a 12 section bun tray with cupcake cases. Mix salted butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs to the mixture and mix well. Add flour to mixture until a nice cake batter. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and mix in evenly. Spoon cake batter evenly into 12 cupcake cases. Bake in the oven for 18 to 20 minutes until risen and cake tester comes out clean.

  2. Change

    Once cupcakes have cooled on a wire rack. Cut off risen peaks and scoop a small hole into the top of each cupcake.

  3. Change

    Fill cupcake holes with 1 to 2 teaspoons of Dulce de leche. Ensure cupcakes have a flat top so do not over fill them.

  4. Add Photo

    Make buttercream icing by beating unsalted butter and icing sugar in bowl until smooth and creamy. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and hot water and beat again until smooth.

  5. Change

    Fill a piping bag with buttercream and pipe onto cupcakes covering the the Dulce de leche. Add other decorations if you wish. I used mini white chocolate stars.

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