I love dulce de leche (caramel) and i feel its so useful for sandwiching cakes and compliments the chocolate or vanilla flavor so well.
These cupcakes were something i wanted to do for an indian festive day where eating non vegetarian wasnt allowed.
Here is the simple recipe!
Dulce de leche (caramel) can be bought or made at home. To make it at home just take a can of condensed milk and put it in a pot and cover the pot with water till the can is totally immersed.
Bring the pot to boil with the can in for two hours and then remove from the flame and cool the can COMPLETELY. When its cooled open it and you will see brown , sweety smelling, sticky caramel………delicious…If using a pressure cooker you can pressure cook it for half an hour.
INGREDIENTS FOR THE BUTTERY CUPCAKES:
125 grams of soft butter
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of milk
2.5 cups of white flour(maida)
a pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of a good vanilla essence
2.5 teaspoons (1 envelope) of baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
Beat the butter till fluffy and then add the sugar and beat till its really fluffy. Add the milk slowly and continue beating. Add the flour , salt, baking powder and vanilla essence.
Mix it well. Pour the batter into a muffin case or tray till half way… Add a spoonful of dulce de leche (caramel) and then add some more batter. Do not fill the cases till more than 3/4th capacity as it needs to rise.
Bake for about 10-15 mintues til done.
You can also use this batter for cake batter. Its delicious!!!! You can also fill this with any jam or marmalade of your choice
NITU DIDI TIP: I feel using butter for cakes and cupcakes makes them softer and they have a different flavor. I will only use butter from now on!!!
NITU DIDI DISASTER: I tried making this in my amazing bullet and guess what?????? I forgot to screw the it tightly and when i tried to remove it the whole batter fell all over!!
I wish i had a pic to show you all….i managed to save most of the batter and bake my cakes after an hour of cleaning up!!! I was soo scared my amazing bullet would not work and it would die on me……….but its still working!!!!!!!