Dulce De Leche Cake

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche Cake

Kicking off the week with something sweet. I sure need it. I’m having one of those moments/days/feels like a lifetime of stress and I just want to crawl into a big fluffy cocoon and never come out. Ok, it’s not that bad, but I’ve definitely been having moments. When even the idea of making a cake sounds stressful and I actually contemplated using a box mix. That’s when I know something is off. Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche Cake

Anyway, you take it one ingredient and one step at a time. You may not think you have time for it but it helps slow you down. And watching the mixer gradually turn liquid cream into frosting is one of the best sights ever…it’s worth slowing down for.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche CakeCupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche Cake

I’ll get back to feeling like I’m on top of things. I can’t not get there. In the meantime, you just have to try to not get so down on yourself. Focus at what’s hand. Surround yourself with only supportive people. (I’m lucky to have many.) Don’t sacrifice things that make you happy for time or punishment…you just might find that those are the things, like cake and cream or a Justin Timberlake concert, that can pull you out and get you back to your stride.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche Cake

Dulce De Leche Cake

Start with a basic white cake – like Martha Stewart’s. Frost layers with dulce de leche – like La Salamandra. Top with this dulce de leche whipped cream. 

Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup dulce de leche

In a mixer using a whisk attachment, beat the heavy cream until whipped. Slowly beat in the vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Gently fold in the dulce de leche. 

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Dulce de Leche Cake

6 thoughts on “Dulce De Leche Cake

  1. Sarah M

    Is the dulce de leche you used in the Cinnamon Dulce De Leche Whipped Cream the same as the one you linked above & used in the layers?

  2. Meg

    Looks fantastic, and I appreciate the reminder to take things slow — one step at a time! Dulce de leche is delicious, so I’m sure I’d be all over this. :)

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