Dulce de Leche Cake is one of the best caramel cakes out there.It has dulce de leche in the cake, soaking syrup and the cream, and the hazelnuts add a very pleasant crunch. I am so exited about trying out this great recipe! Trying to figure out how to work 9-5 on Monday and churn out the perfect cake!! Set aside ¼ cup dulce de leche and whisk together remaining dulce de leche with coconut milk until smooth. The cake turned out great, but I have been having some trouble with the frosting. I’m hoping to make this as a surprise (a mini 4inch diameter and 3/4layers cake)! Once that’s done you move it to your mixer and whip with the mixer whisk until stiff peaks and it’s completely cooled. Maybe it’ll turn out the right way this time:). I made this cake twice and it is so delicious and it looks so pretty. . It will be auctioned off to raise extra cash. Is that the texture/taste of this buttercream? I’m just wondering if it would work for cupcakes for a work event… Has anyone tried this? I am definitely going to try this and I will let you know how it comes out. The most used Fat Daddio’s products in my kitchen are the 6″ cake pans (shown below) and the cake lifter (which makes transferring cakes from the turntable to a cake stand a much less stressful endeavour). And that peanut butter combo sounds like pure heaven. So scientific, I know. Hi! This Dulce de leche chocolate cake is an easy, one-bowl recipe and requires no frosting, making it fuss-free. They all stood round and took turns with a fork, queuing to get a bit. I don’t ever get beautiful clean cuts like shown. It’s truly delicious. With a firm streusel-like base and topping protecting the gooey middle, these bars travel exceptionally well and will be equally well-received. If you cut the recipe in half the layers should be a similar height to mine and take about 30mins or so to bake. Makes me want to bake a new cake every week . I tried this cake at Easter! I hope you get back in your groove! This is the best chocolate cake I have ever had and will definitely be my go-to from now on. Bummer about not being able to find the Dulce de Leche There is a diff between the two (caramel is made with sugar, cream, and butter; dulce de leche with sweetened condensed milk), but honestly, it’s not drastic. Meanwhile, make the frosting: Beat the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and salt in a large bowl with a … Hi there! But i am curious about where to storage the cake once is done..Should it be at room temperature or fridge? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Sift together the flour and cocoa set aside. Baking time may need to be adjusted (reduced slightly). I don’t have enough time to order it online. You should be able to save it though by adding a splash of warm cream or milk and stirring it in. Swiss meringue can be a bit tricky to work with, glad it worked the second time around! Was confused a bit… Also, the sides of the cake.. it looks like the cream spread out unevenly which makes it look stunning. I made another batch which appeared good but it did not drip down sides as nicely as yours….I will have to work on that. Or maybe when cooking the brown sugar mixture, it wasn’t as melted as I thought! Hi Brianna! I need this cake for 4/30/17. This cake is amazing!” Thank you, Liv! Recipe and tasted beautiful. No, as in after I baked them and I tried stacking them, the cakes couldn’t hold the weight of the layers above. Your cakes are all awsome BTW, they always make me look like a rockstar when we have company over! You could 2/3 the recipe and just bake in two 6″ pans though. Hi Grace! What am I doing wrong??? after coming home to snow after sunny Sydney. Made this yesterday..It’s amazing..LOVE the brown sugar buttercream..Not sweet..So soft and smooth OMG..Wish I could post a picture..I will be making this again as it’s my favorite now, Hi Brenda! Home » Cakes » Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake. I don’t have an oven thermometer. Canned dulce de leche … Thank you heaps, Hi Tiffany! Thanks Hi Liv, thank you for the fantastic recipe. Chill for 20mins. Now, I went the easy route and used store-bought Dulce de Leche sauce. It was promptly devoured the same afternoon by the young man who bought it, along with his ever increasing number of friends. I’m sure that would be delicious Just know if you add it between the layers it might make the cake harder to stack (slippery). Hi Mel! So happy you loved the frosting!! I always get motivated to write on my blog after I read your posts! Yes, the butter was room temperature, i may have been a little impatient and added it too quickly. Your cakes always look superb! Place the first cake layer on your cake plate and spread about 1/3 cup Dulce de Leche on top. Hi Tarangini! Thanks so much Odette! I keep meaning to try that, but never have. The Macmillan Cancer charity event was yesterday. Cool 10 minutes in the pans then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Pam. I always do a test drip first too, on what is destined to be the “back” of the cake, and see how well it drips down. I’m not totally sure but it should? Let me know how it turns out! If you’re concerned, you can always pass the wet ingredients through a strainer afterwards. I am making this for Easter!! As for baking time, start checking the cakes at 25mins. Turned out really wonderful. You may have some left over, but its always better than not enough! It will work for the frosting too, but note that you’ll be mixing for a long time for the meringue to whip up and cool completely. Is the cooking time and temperature the same if I do it that way? Glad to hear I’m not alone. And the Swiss meringue buttercream was heavenly! Just look at those perfect, even layers! Do you also resize your pictures for Instagram in Lightroom? I’m so glad you liked this cake, it’s a new fave . I loved the way it spread on the cake, but it seemed very buttery tasting, almost too fatty if that makes sense. He said I could prop the lid up by using wooden skewers that we have (tape them to the edges of the box) and then place the lid on top. I really liked the nanaimo bar cake. She lovesss dulce de leche, this would be perfect. Let me know how it goes . I keeps turning out kinda lumpy and gets very soft and “greasy” quite quickly. I did a few things different. I’m nervous about separating my eggs perfectly so I bought a carton of egg whites – think these will work fine for the buttercream? What about making a two layer 8″ cake? It is on the denser side. I’m going to try freezing the cake layers so that’s done ahead of time I hope that helps! So glad you liked it and can’t wait to hear what else you try! It’s actually really easy to make Dulce de Leche at home. Hi Liv. Sorry. The cakes specifically are always amazing. I love your cakes. Filed Under: Baking Recipes, Cakes, Dessert Recipes, Quick and Easy, Recipes Tagged With: Cake, cake recipe, caramel, chocolate cake, chocolate cake recipe, dulce de leche, dulce de leche chocolate cake, easy cake recipe. Did you use both baking soda and baking powder as per the recipe. Everybody loves it, and have become one of my favorites! It’s more for presentation than flavour . I need to practice my ganache drizzle skills, mine wasn’t as pretty, but when it comes to cake, Pretty is … As Pretty Tastes…. I love the entire layers and cake. Ideally pipe a dam of frosting along the top of the layer and add the dulce de leche inside the dam. I used baking strips. Would i be missing out if I skipped it in favour of the fondant? Unfortunately, neither of those is a reality, so it’s a good thing I have copious amounts of this Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake in my fridge right now. Thanks so much Aliya! My step-dad (who never eats cake) had three slices…! Have you checked to see that your baking soda/powder are not expired? I have always froze my Swiss meringue buttercream, Italian and ABC however, I am wondering about this one only because I am not sure if brown sugar affects the frosting if I freeze the rest. If they still jiggle in the middle, bake for 5 more mins at a time until they stop jiggling then test with a skewer to see if they’re completely done. This cake looks delicious! Followed reciepe to the “T” and turns out great each time. SMBC is definitely more buttery than something like an American buttercream, but it shouldn’t taste like you’re eating a stick of butter. You have so many tempting cakes. Of course my oven may not distribute heat evenly. But I imagine it *should* work. The hot water helps to bloom the cocoa powder. You could also cut the layers in half horizontally for thinner layers. Hi Toni! I actually baked this as a COVID birthday cake for myself….. and my family loved it. Is it possible to use cake flour instead of AP? Your email address will not be published. I just walked away from the mixer and came back a few minutes later and it was perfect! Thank you!! I didn’t have 6 inch pans so I used a 9 in x 13 in pan cut the cake in half 9×6.5 and still made a two layer rectangular cake. Delicious! Hi And if I wanted to frost the outside and the top with buttercream how much buttercream would I need to make? You’d need to adjust the baking time for sure, depending on the size of the pan. I baked my cakes. I have been waiting to make this cake for my birthday. I loved the way it frosted the cake and will definitely try it again! How do you cut your cake so cleanly? Hi Olivia, I’m attempting your recipie for a baby shower, this coming Sunday, all the way over in New Zealand. If if a similar consistency to caramel or DDL it should be fine , Oh sorry! But I didn’t realize the cakes were legit about 2 inches thick. Re: heating the egg whites — if you have a candy thermometer, you can check to see if they are at 160F, then they’ll be ready, otherwise as long as the sugar has dissolved completely and you can’t feel any grains. Thank you. The dulce de leche you used could just be softer than the one that I use. I just made this cake today! I can’t thank you enough for the dish towel around the edges trick to keep the cake from crowning. I have a question. I used all of the batter and it was the perfect amount. I made 1.5 times the cake batter and doubled the frosting and the ganache. Hi neighbor! Would love to bake this for a birthday this weekend, but the birthday girl doesn’t do chocolate (crazy, I know!) AMAZING. Do you know if this would work for two 8-inch pans? I’m going to make this for my best friends birthday. So happy to hear you loved it and happy belated birthday! I made it for my mother’s retirement dinner and everybody loved it. I'm Alida, mom of twins and creator of Simply Delicious. I would, however, need to figure out why the icing was a little grainy when I put it on the cake. Hi! This cake is not like ordinary chocolate cakes where it rises and is fluffy. Yours seems like the one that would make an Argentine lady happy Repeat heating the knife with each cut. Can you use a electric beater instead of a stand mixer? I had enough frosting to crumb coat the cake but not to make the pretty swirls to decorate the top.. next time I’ll make two batches! I’d try it again but just add way less butter, if that’s possible with this type of icing. I don’t know if it is because I used an 8″ pan and 4 layers. CHOCOLATE DULCE DE LECHE CAKE By Eat This Posted on June 18, 2020. Hi.. What kind of camera and editing software do you use? Hi Lili! My frosting at one point, even looked curdled, but I remembered you mentioned this, and I kept whipping, and it worked and turned out beautiful! Two cakes were higher in a sort of a crescent shape if that makes sense. You can place it in the fridge for 20mins and rewhip and it should come together . This cake was absolutely awesome. I am making it for a dinner party on Monday night. Based on the classic caramelitas, these buttery, nutty oat bars have a rich chocolate filling punctuated by dulce de leche. Please help. This reply is obviously coming to you a little too late, but finishing it all on Wednesday would be a bit too early. I never want to use another chocolate cake recipe…my question is whether it can be made in a bundt pan with as much success, and if I would need to adjust the baking times? I put frosting between each layer and then a thin frosting coat all around that I scraped off. yaay! Hi! It was perfect. In South Africa, Nestlé manufactures cans of caramelized condensed milk called Caramel Treat so I’m not sure of the names of similar products globally but I know dulce de leche is a readily-available ingredient in most supermarkets. Literally anything you could ever need or want. Hi Elizabeth! One question though, can I use caramel cream instead of the dulce de leche for the buttercream? OMG, fabulous! Not too rich or too sweet. WHAT IF WE DONT HAVE ONE ? I’m attempting to make it, but ran into issues with the buttercream, it’s liquidity although I followed your steps. I have just discovered your website and I am amazed with the cakes you bake! I hope that helps! Thanks. Do you think we could use cocoa instead of processed cocoa? Hi there! Wish I could post a pic along with comment because it is so beautiful you want to share with everyone! I wanted to ask, would this work with American buttercream? That is awesome to hear, I am so glad it went well! What would the cooking time be if divided into two 8”? Quick question. Amazing compliment to you and your decorating! . In Vancouver. I made this cake on Sunday and it was absolutely delicious! Question: I couldn’t find Dulce de Leche at Whole Foods last night (shocking because I KNOW I’ve seen it before). Baking time should be similar. Hi Giselle! I’m so happy to hear that you liked this one! Switch to paddle attachment. And the chocolate sponge recipe always turns out light, most, and delicious. I made my own Dulce de Leche and I am not sure it really came out right…..still tastes awesome but lacks the color above. If I double to make three eight inch layers as suggested do I need to make more frosting and ganache? Let me know how it turns out . thanks:). First of all i just wanted to say that i love your recipes and cakes! And to finish it off, a drizzle of the delicious Dulce De Leche…!! This one is up there for sure as I love the chocolate/caramel combo. Yes you can use two 9″ ones but your layers will be a bit thinner than mine. I only had round 9-inch cake pans, so I made a two layer cake – they were a little thin, so I would suggest using 8-inch for two-tiered if you want to try that route. Do you have a recipe for the homemade dolce De leche? Hi Kim! 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