Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

Remember this Dulce De Leche Bundt Cake? It’s kind of a delicious life-changing dessert. Well, the other day when I was walking past a bakery here in downtown LA and saw through the window some delicious Dulce De Leche CUPCAKES. I couldn’t justify paying $5 for a cupcake when I knew I could make some myself, so I went home and starting playing around in the kitchen, and these cupcakes were born. And I may or may not have eaten 4 in one sitting! 🙂 #pregnancyproblems

Serves: 24

Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

These decadent cupcakes will wow your friends (and they're not hard to make!)

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1 15.25-oz butter pecan (or caramel cake mix)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche, warmed (found in the baking aisle)
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups unsalted butter (softened but not melted)
  • 1 13.4-oz can dulce de leche
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • Leftover dulce de leche for topping (optional)
  • Toffee bits for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl mix together eggs, oil, sour cream, milk, vanilla extract and dulce de leche (if it is a little warmer, it will be easier to mix in).
  3. Add in the cake mix and stir until smooth.
  4. Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way full, then bake for 18-22 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Frosting:
  6. Whip the butter on high for 4-5 minutes, stopping to scrape the bowl once or twice.
  7. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar (you can add more or less depending on how thick you want your frosting).
  8. Once the powdered sugar is all incorporated, add in the can of dulce de leche and vanilla.
  9. Increase the speed to medium-high and whip until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  10. Top cupcakes with frosting, a drizzle of dulce de leche and toffee bits.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Dessert


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12 Responses to “Dulce De Leche Cupcakes”

    • You can totally adapt this recipe to a round layered birthday cake. Follow the directions on the recipe blog post to make the cake batter. Then pour into the 8 or 9 inch round cake pans. It may only take about 20-25 minutes to bake or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. So watch it closely! (not sure on the bake time) Then follow the directions and finish up the cake!

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