I’m writing this post from heaven. Currently, I’m enjoying the sunshine on a cloud made out of these cupcakes. They are to.die.for! Soo light, fluffy and moist and just sooo ahhmazing! You have to make them, like right now- and then go run 3miles on the elliptical! You have to! You have to make sure you refrigerate these puppies and they are even better overnight 🙂 Yum-o!
Here’s the recipe:
Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dolce de Leche Buttercream
Makes 12 cupcakes
- 2 eggs (separate the yolks and whites)
- 1/2 cup of sugar (divided use)
- 8 tsp milk (or 2tbsp + 2tsp)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 8 tsp milk (2tbsp + 2tsp)
- 1/2 can evaporated milk
- 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 stick butter (softened)
- 1/2 can dolce de leche
- 2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the yolks with 1/4 cup of sugar until pale yellow. Add in 8 tsp milk and vanilla. With the mixer on low, slowly start adding the flour, baking powder and salt and continue beating until the mixture is just combined. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with 1/4 cup of sugar until the egg whites are stiff but not dry. Fold in the egg whites in the flour batter. Fill 12 cupcake liners and bake for 16-18 mins or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
In a bowl combine the 8 tsp milk, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. When the cupcakes have completely cooled, coat each cupcake with some of the milk mixture. The cupcake will slowly start absorbing the milk mixture. Repeat the process 3 times per cupcake, you want them to be really moist! Store in the fridge for 30mins before frosting.
Buttercream: In the bowl of electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy add the dolce de leche and beat to combine. Slowly start adding 1 cup at a time the powdered sugar and beat until soft peaks form and the buttercream comes together(about 3 mins) This is not a very stiff buttercream so you want to top each cupcake with a little bit of the buttercream starting in the middle of the cupcake (once it sets the buttercream will spread out a bit to cover the cupcake) top with some colorful sugar 🙂 Make sure to store your cupcakes in the fridge and they get even better with time!
Just had one for breakfast, yum 🙂