Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

I’ve done it. I’ve finally succumbed to wearing one of those baby slings. With that I’m cheering myself up with copious amounts of sprinkles with these Dulce de Leche Cupcakes.

Dulce de Leche via BakersRoyale

Now, I get it, lots of women wear these things, but for me—I’ve always had such an aversion to them. No need to discuss my non-sensical reasons.

Dulce De Leche from Bakers Royale

So while I’m now sporting one of these man-made kangaroo pouches, I will only do so when shooting. It’s just impossible to style and shoot with one arm—forget wearing it any other time. I’d rather be a one-arm wife, mother, baker and task-master.

Forks via Bakers Royale


Hit the jump here for the full recipe to these Dulce de Leche Cupcakes.

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this recipe

Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes


Recipe from Better Homes and Garden

  • 1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist butter recipe yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or milk
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 8-oz container Breakstone's sour cream
  • 4 oz Mexican chocolate (like Ibarra or Abuelita) (1 disc plus 2 triangles)

Dulce De Leche Frosting

  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • 1 can of Nestles Dulce De Leche
  • sifted powdered sugar


Preparation: Heat oven to 350° F and line muffin tins with cupcake liners (makes 24 cupcakes).

  1. For the remainder of the cupcake recipe, click here.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    What beautiful pictures — so fun!! Maybe the new little guy will pick up your photography skills just from being in the pouch while you work — maybe a family of food bloggers is on the way!

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These pictures are to die for! So colorful and festive, which is much like dulce de leche itself. Hats off to you for being so busy yet still managing to make these beauties :)

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    You know, I bet you are the dang cutest baby sling wearer that ever happened to this earth Naomi!
    And these cupcakes and photos? Also one of the cutest things to happen to this earth! Love! Pinned!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAngelyn @ Everyday Desserts says

    I love how you styled these – I’m kind of obsessed with the colorfulness of these pictures, beautiful!! And this frosting looks so incredible!

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Ooooh Naomi you are amazing- a new mom that has truly out done yourself- these look delish!

    I have yet to find a place that gets the best light in my house- I guess it depends on the time of day.

    The game is afoot and I got Plate to Pixel to help me!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAlyssa {Cake, Crust, and Sugar Dust} says

    Hey if a sling is necessary to get these awesome shots, then I say you made the right choice! Absolutely stunning photos. So fun!

  7. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Love this cupcakes Naomi!!!So great!!!
    ¿Have you seen my e-mail? Just checking because I’ve been told that sometimes my e-mails go to spam….
    But take your time to answer!!!Don’t worry for that!!!
    Thanks!! xoxoxo