Dulce de Leche Cupcake

For those who have a sweet tooth…


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 24

preparation time: 1 hour




4 eggs

1 tbs butter (at room temperature)

2 cups sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

a pinch of salt

1 cup boiling milk

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Filling / Topping:

2 cups dulce de leche mixed with 1 cup table cream (or heavy cream)

chopped walnuts to decorate



1 – Beat egg whites until foamy white and double in volume in a large bowl.

2 – Add egg yolks and sugar and beat until the batter is light yellow.

3 – Using a spoon, add flour and milk (with melted butter in it), gradually, and continue stirring to form a homogeneous mixture.

4 – Mix vanilla extract and baking powder, mixing gently.

5 – Put in the cupcake pan (filling 2/3) and bake for about 20 minutes in preheated oven (to 350°F).

6 – After baking, make a hole in the middle of each cupcake and add dulce de leche.

7 – Garnish with walnuts.



  • Instead of walnuts, use almonds, peanuts or pecans.
  • Add lemon zest to the batter.
  • You can find canned dulce de leche in the grocery store, usually on the baking or Latin aisle, close to the sweetened condensed milk.
  • This recipe is a basic Brazilian ‘sponge cake’ batter. Use your creativity and try other fillings and toppings.


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