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Dulce de Leche Buttercream + a cupcake

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dulce de Leche Buttercream + a cupcake

The past two weeks have been  very, very busy.  Between Miguel's birthday, beginning of school, the Jewish New Year and catering a party for a bunch of "ladies", I am happy to finally be on the other side!

At the last minute, the hostess of the party(that I was catering) called to say they needed some sort of "cupcake" so they could honor the birthday girl.  My original plan for desserts were the bite sized ricotta cheesecakes (here), apple galettes (here), and lemon tartlettes (recipes to follow).  Four desserts was a little over the top.  I opted to swap out the galettes and replace them with these little chocolate cupcakes.  Everyone was glad I did!

I made a batch of my favorite devil's food chocolate cupcake recipe (here).  Topped them with the most delicious dulce de leche frosting and finished them off with crushed, chocolate covered cocoa nibs.  This was one fantastic creation!

Dulce de Leche Buttercream w/devils food cupcakes
yield:  36 cupcakes 2 oz. cupcakes

1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 Tbls. heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla
4-5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
pinch of salt
3/4 cups prepared Dulce de leche
1/2 cup crushed chocolate covered cocoa nibs

• in the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter.
• gradually add the sifted powdered sugar
• add the cream and the vanilla and beat on medium speed until smooth.
• add the Dulce de leche and combine on low speed
• depending upon how you like your frosting, you may want to add more sugar
• scoop frosting into a piping bag fitted with desired tip
• top with crushed cocoa nibs

note: I used 2 oz. souffle cups, filled them 2/3's full and baked them at 350* for 18-22 minutes

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Blogger Maria said...

Great cupcake flavor!

September 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Such a gorgeous photo and delicious looking cupcakes! I'm sure the guests were very happy :)

September 22, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What great cupcakes! That buttercream must taste divine. I love Dulce Leche, especially on fresh homemade bread!



September 22, 2010 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Eliana said...

Dulce de leche and chocolate sounds like the perfect flavor combination. These cupcakes look awesome.

September 22, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger ♥peachkins♥ said...

mouthwatering cuppies!

September 22, 2010 at 4:09 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Chocolate and dulce de leche, two of my favorites! These were probably so good!!!

September 22, 2010 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger ~Lisa~ said...

The perfect pairing!!

September 22, 2010 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Cherine said...

Lovely cupcakes!! A perfect combo!!

September 23, 2010 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Yum! They look and sound delicious! Love that buttercream!

September 23, 2010 at 5:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're killin' me here!
My bff from Denver flies in tonight, maybe she'd like some cuppies....if they aren't all eaten before she gets here. heehee

September 23, 2010 at 6:03 AM  
Blogger Jane said...

These sounds like some darn good cupcakes. I love the simplicity of your dulce de leche frosting recipe--it must be delicious. And, in addition to those cupcakes, your blog is really beautiful. I'm off now to read your last post, having spied the photos of those gorgeous rolls with the chocolate chips!

:) Jane

September 23, 2010 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Heather Ozee said...

This might be my next contribution to our bible study pot luck.

September 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Anonymous naomi said...

Beautifully photographed as always. I can't wait to try this dulce de leche buttercream

September 23, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I love the creation!!! The buttercream sounds heavenly!

September 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Thank you so much for visitng my blog and for leaving a comment. I'm thrilled to find you and am off now to read through some past posts. Your delce de leche frosting looks divine.

September 24, 2010 at 6:19 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Yum! I saw these on foodgawker (and saved them as a favorite)yesterday and then again today when I visited your blog. Can't wait to try them.

September 24, 2010 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Patricia Scarpin said...

I absolutely love anything dulce de leche - as most Brazilians do - and these are much too cute, Susan!

September 27, 2010 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

All I can say is "me want it!". Me can't actually have it without consequences, but a girl can dream, right?

September 27, 2010 at 1:33 PM  

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