Happy 2nd Anniversaryi bought a can of dulce de lechey (i know i know.. I spelt it with a punt) from Uruguay during my last trip in February and never put it to use.. it’s one of those things you buy, put in the fridge and go “OMG, i didn’t realize I had this”… since I’d decided to participate in the fun of Bake Along Anniversary, I’d decided to bake some dulce de leche cupcakes…

Dulce de leche Cupcakes (recipe adapted from Confections of a Foodie Bride)

Original Recipe (makes 24 cupcakes)
1 can Dulce de lechecelebration cupcakes
2 sticks butter at room temp
1 1/3 cup sugar (I halved this)
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour (I used cake flour)
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk

Instructions
– preheat oven to 350 degrees F
– line 2 muffin pans with paper liners
– cream butter and sugar on med-high for 4-5 mins, scarping down the sides of the bowl a couple of times, until light, fluffy and no longer grainy
– Scrape down the bowl and add 1/2 cup of dulce de leche, mixing on medium for another 1-2 mins until thoroughly incorporated
– Add eggs in one at a time, making sure they are well incorporated
– Stir in vanilla
– Add in flour in 3 additions, alternating with buttermilk 
-Scoop batter into lined cups, filling 2/3 – 3/4 full
– bake 15-18 mins or until lightly browned and a skewer in the center cupcake comes out clean (I baked 18 mins)
– let cool 10 mins in pan and then turn out onto rack to cool completely
– frost as desired

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I’m submitting this to Bake Along #44 ~ Celebration Cupcakes hosted by:

– Joyce from Kitchen Flavours
– Lena from Frozen Wings
– Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids

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Very Happy 2nd Anniversary to the Bake Along Team!

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(19) Comments

  • Miss B @ EEWIF (May 6, 2013)

    Your cupcakes look very pretty! How did you do it? Is that frosting or fondant?

  • Victoria Bakes (May 6, 2013)

    tks Ms. B.. i actually got the inspiration off a wedding card i received last year… the tops are actually fondant…

  • kitchen flavours (May 6, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    Your cupcakes are very cute! Seeing them makes me happy!
    Thank you for linking to Bake-Along, nice to see you joining us. Hope that you can join in our bakes again.
    Just curious, are you from neighbouring Singapore?
    Have a great week!

    • Victoria Bakes (May 6, 2013)

      Hello Joyce, thank you very much for your comments. I will definitely be joining in for your Bake Alongs… and yes, i am a pure bred Singaporean but residing in Beijing 🙂

      Well done on your second anniversary! not easy!

  • Jasline (May 6, 2013)

    Hi Victoria, nice to know you through Bake Along! Your cupcakes are so pretty! You\’re really talented with fondant, I don\’t like to eat fondant so I\’ve never use them to decorate cupcakes… prefer to go for the frosting look haha!

    • Victoria Bakes (May 6, 2013)

      Hello Jasline, thanks ~ u r definitely right.. we don\’t like the taste of fondant too but I\’m not too gung ho with frosting.. hahaha… with those little details, i think my hands will shiver quiver…. @_@

      • Jasline (May 6, 2013)

        Haha I\’ve always thought fondant is tougher because it really reminds me of art and craft and play dough days… haha! And I just realize your blog features a lot of very cute-looking treats! The chick custard buns are really cute!!!

  • lena (May 7, 2013)

    hi victoria, nice knowing you thru bake along. I must say you are very talented making these fondant .i can see that this design is not a simple one, good work! i\’m hopeless doing fondant! dulce de leche…hmm..bet these are very delicious! thanks so much for baking along with us, hope to see you joining us again!

    • Victoria Bakes (May 7, 2013)

      thanks very much Lena.. I look forward to more bake alongs 🙂

  • Ang (May 7, 2013)

    Your cupcakes are so perfect. Love the detail on them!

  • MiMi Bakery House (May 7, 2013)

    love yr pretty fondant pics.. so lovely..

  • Zoe (May 7, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,

    Nice to have you baking along with us!

    It\’s always a great pleasure for me to bake along with my friends and also know more friends with this event and blogging. Nice to meet you. Living away from Singapore, I missed a lot of Singapore cultures and food and love to be connected via blogging and thought that you might feel the same 😀 Hope to keep in touch.

    Your DDL cupcakes with a happy Chinese newly wed couples look very cute! Lots of happiness and smiles in their expressions!

    Zoe

    • Victoria Bakes (May 7, 2013)

      Thank you very much Zoe… Indeed u r right, that I am looking for that connection and bonding through baking and blogging. It is great especially because the Bake Along team are so warm and encouraging. This is a fraternity that I will highly recommend to my friends!

  • Grace (May 8, 2013)

    Dulce de Leche is yummy!! I bet your cupcakes taste awesomely moist 🙂 Your chinese wedding couple cupcakes look perfect for this celebration cupcake theme!! I simply adore them! It\’s great to bake along with you 🙂

    • Victoria Bakes (May 8, 2013)

      thanks Grace.. yes, it is very good… I look forward to baking along with you again very soon

  • Edith C (May 9, 2013)

    These are soooooo cute!

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