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Dulce De Leche Cupcakes Recipe

These decadent cupcakes will wow your friends (and they're not hard to make!)
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time42 mins
Servings: 24
Calories: 379kcal


  • Large Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cupcake Liners
  • Cupcake Baking Tin
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Hand mixer



  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ cup dulce de leche warmed
  • 15.25 ounces butter pecan cake mix (or caramel cake mix), 1 box


  • 2 cups butter softened to room temperature
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 13.4 ounces dulce de leche 1 can
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche for topping, (optional)
  • ¼ cup toffee bits (optional topping)



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl mix together eggs, oil, sour cream, milk, vanilla and dulce de leche.
  • Add in the cake mix and stir until smooth.
  • 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.
  • Cool completely.


  • Whip the butter on high for 4-5 minutes, stopping to scrape the bowl once or twice.
  • 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).
  • Once the powdered sugar is all incorporated, add in the can of dulce de leche and vanilla.
  • Increase the speed to medium-high and whip until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
  • Top cupcakes with frosting.
  • Add a drizzle of dulce de leche and toffee bits on top.


Calories: 379kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 573IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg