Monday, September 10, 2012

Dulche de Leche filled Buttermilk Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting topped with Pink sea salt and Ganache

I was cruising Pinterest a while back and found
Stuffed Dulce de Leche Cupcakes with Salted Milk Chocolate
Image from The Cottage Market
I knew right off I had to make these so I took a trip over to The Cottage Market.  Since I started making cupcakes I have discovered a few things, I don't like confectioners sugar frosting, and I have discovered the secret behind the best Ganace ever.  So I made a few changes. 

My cupcakes didn't turn out nearly as pretty as hers, but I wasn't given a chance by my family to get any other photos but this one.  Guess that means they are good. 
The cake recipe that The Cottage market shared was from Smitten Kitchen and it was very similar to my Buttermilk Cake recipe, except she uses all cake flour.  I love my Buttermilk Cake recipe but decided to change it a bit and did use some cake flour.  It was a good change.

Image from the Smitten kitchen
3 cups flour
1 cup cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 sticks (1 Cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
4 large eggs at room temperature
2 cups buttermilk at room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz cream cheese room temperature
1/2 cup prepared dulche de leche (recipe to follow)
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extracts
3 tablespoons corn syrup
6 ounces heavy cream
12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (or any salt you want)
Dulce de Leche
- Remove paper from the can of sweetened condensed milk a put in a large pot filled with water.  Boil for about 3 hours (not a roaring boil, but nice and hot)
- Let cool
-  This step can be done days in advance.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
-  Grease or line cupcake tins
- In a mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
-  Add eggs one at a time until yellow disappears
-in a separate bowl sift together all dry ingredients
-  Alternate adding dry ingredients with buttermilk into the butter and sugar mixture starting and ending with dry ingredients.
-  Add vanilla
-  Bake 25 to 30 minutes
-  Allow to cool
-  Fill cupcakes with prepared filling by cutting out a plug or piping into the cupcake
-  In a saucepan whisk flour and sugar together
-  add milk and cream
-  Cook over medium heat until boils and thickens (about 12 minutes)
-  Transfer to a mixing bowl and beat on high until cool (about 10 minutes)
-  Turn mixer to low and add cream cheese and butter a little at a time
-  Add prepared Dulce de Leche and vanilla
-  turn mixer up and bead until light and fluffy
-  In a small saucepan combine the syrup and the heavy cream
-  Bring to a boil
-  Remove from heat
-  Add chocolate, let melt
-  Stir
-  Add vanilla
- Dollop onto cupcakes and then sprinkle with salt
Image from The Cottage Market
 I hope you enjoy the changes I made.  I had fun experimenting and eating these.


Candy C said...

Yummmm....I so love cake and cupcakes! Thanks for sharing these recipes! Going to have to give them a try! Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog about my heroes triptych frame that I made. I really appreciate your taking the time to leave a comment! <3 Candy

Creative Wings Boutique said...

looks yummy

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh your killing me here, now I need to make a run to the kitchen for some chocolate. drool....
hugs Lynn