Sunday, April 1, 2012

Dulche de leche Cakes

Any one there to raise your hands to say a no to Dulce de leche.  I'm sure if you have taste it before, you wouldn't say no.  Dulce de leche makes wonders with cakes, cookies or desserts.  I wonder why Dulce de leche shouldn't be served as a dessert on it's own straight out of the can.  Whenever I make something out of Dulce de leche, I have to precautionally have an extra can than the recipe suggest, since I finish almost 1/2 of the can when I start preparing :)


This is a very simple cake which I had made so many times before with and without amazing.  Actually it taste amazing without icing.  I have seen this cake in many blogs now, anyway the first time I saw this recipe from Divya's Easy Cooking.  Probably everybody refer her site for this recipe.  Thank you Divya for this yummy yummy recipe.  You'll never worry about your calories when you have this cake.
 In the beginning of last week, I made this cake with lots of icing on top and then Daring Baker's Crunch Bread with the fried patties.  Again I felt like having this cake for the second time in the same week. Second time, to make it less sinful I have cut down two sinners from the recipe, I replaced the plain flour with whole wheat flour and icing sugar with brown sugar.  At last a few sprinkling of walnuts to make justice for the butter which I added.  Below is the image of the wholewheat version, which tasted great too with a mild variation in texture. I better have an eye on my calories after this.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes
Makes 16 squares

Ingredients:
Plain flour- 200 gm
Butter- 200 gm
Eggs- 2
Dulce de leche- 150 g
Icing Sugar- 120 g
Baking powder- 2 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1/4 tsp
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp

For the Icing:
Butter- 100 g
Icing Sugar- 200 g
Dulce de leche- 75 g
Vanilla essence- 1 tsp
Chocolate sprinkles and flaked almonds- to decorate on top ( optional )

Note:
To know how to make dulche de leche please refer here.

Method:
Preheat the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Grease and line a 9 inch square cake tin.  Sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.  In separate bowl beat the butter and icing sugar with a electric beater until it looks light and fluffy.  Now add the Dulce de leche to the butter mixture and beat well.  Now add the eggs and essence and beat it again.  Finally add the flour mixture and mix it well.  Pour the batter into the prepared tin and bake it in the preheated oven for 30- 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Take it out from the oven.  Leave it to cool in the tin for about 5 minutes, then remove it out from the tin carefully and let it cool down completely.
Once cooled completely, spread the icing on top and sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles and almonds on top.

To make the icing:
The butter should be at room temperature before you start making the icing.  Beat together the butter, icing sugar, Dulce de leche and essence until it looks smooth and creamy.  Spread it on top of the cake.

For the whole wheat option:
Replace whole wheat flour for plain flour and brown sugar for icing and add some extra nuts along with the batter.  Follow the same amount and method as suggested above.


37 comments:

schmetterlingwords said...

Woww!!! Yummy Dulce de Leche cake... Even I've made the same one from Divya's space, but as muffins... Now, I crave again for these delicious bites.. :)

Srimathi said...

I love Dulche de leche Cakes. For my friends son's birthday party they ordered the cake and I loved it. Safeway makes delicious dulche de leche cakes. The photos are awesome and colorful as always.

Chitra said...

cake looks absoultely delicious

Angie's Recipes said...

Adore dulce de leche. I can imagine how delicious these bars would have tasted!

maha said...

mmm, yum! the pics are just fabulous... n thi sluks awesoem..i tasted this here in a restaurant...
maha

Sayantani said...

never tried making dulche de leche at home or this cake but looks super delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

cake look fabulous deliciously presented

Pragyan said...

Love it..we get it @ Masala Wok! Will try following your recipe soon..thanks!

San said...

I love dulce de leche, as you said i steal some when i make something out of it. Beautiful cake and the pics are awesome.

quinnie said...

i love this cake...its moist..:)

Blackswan said...

Wow, I've never heard of Dulche de leche! What am I missing? Lol! These cakes look simply yummy & I want some too!! Hahaha!

Fajeeda said...

hmmmm soooooooo yummmyyyyyy cake dear.....will try this one soon.....thanx for sharing this recipe.......

Lecker and Yummy Recipes said...

Dulce de Leche in cakes !! wow crave for it with the name itself ! Gotto try this and let u know :)

PriyaVaasu said...

So sinful!!! Love the idea of walnut sprinkle on top!! Got a bottle of Dulce de leche, tempting me to try!!!!

Tina said...

Perfect and mouthwatering cake with beautiful clicks...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Beautiful presentation and yummy looking cake

Farah said...

looks awesome!!i want to make them too.............

What's Baking?? said...

Awesome dessert!

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

That's a delicious looking cake...looks very yum

Suja Manoj said...

Can image the taste,looks so super tempting..

kanan said...

cake looks fantastic. looks great

Vimitha Anand said...

OH god look at the texture and yummy pics. am drooling here

S.Menaga said...

absolutely it looks delicious!!

Priya dharshini said...

Absoultely yes to dulche de leche,Superb cake.

Junia said...

i seriously always like the cake better than the icing! the icing is just a garnish! love the flavors of dulce de leche :).

Kurryleaves said...

jus looove dulche de leche ...cant wait to try this one dear...seriously drooling...and amazing clicks too

Nupur said...

Absolute tantalizing recipe Ayeesha.. wonderfully decorated and nice use of props..

both thumbs up !

Sue/the view from great island said...

I have to confess I've never bought dulce de leche before, this looks delicious!

anthony stemke said...

An astounding post this. What an absolutely divine cake recipe. The photos are stunningly beautiful, with the lace and yellow knapkin and everything.

Abraham Chacko said...

ohhh!!! must try them rgds susan mathew www.chackoskitchen.com

halal foodie said...

looks delicious, nice presentation Ayesha

Katherine Martinelli said...

Mmm I know I can't say no to dulce de leche!! The cake looks wonderful.

Nitha said...

Perfect and delicious..

saffronstreaks said...

WOW ... never tried dulche de leche cake but its on my wishlist for long time, u did a fabulous job, and in love with ur photos too, so vibrant and colorful

the mad said...

Drooling and drooling here Ayesha.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wonderful recipe, it should be yummy! Lovely pictures!

Kitchen Boffin said...

incredibly stunning! the snaps just bowled me over...well presented n winning recipe..

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