Ahhmazing! Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dolce de Leche Buttercream

These are soo awesome!

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
  • Buttercream:
  • 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!

I can just eat the milk mixture with a spoon soo good!

Just had one for breakfast, yum 🙂



  1. Elly,
    Your cupcakes look amazing and heavenly ! I will try to make some tomorrow!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Wow! These cupcakes look amazing! ❤

  3. These look incredible

  4. You are right, it does look like ahhmazing cupcakes!! Those look heavenly, but bearable recipes! Cannot wait to try them! Also, thanks for visiting!

  5. I loooovve tres leches cake but have never made them in cupcake form. Even better! They look ahhmazing. A must try for sure.

  6. OMG, these look amazing!

  7. whitastics says:

    They look too pretty to eat!

  8. Dangerously delicious sounding. Moist, milky, caramelly. MMMMMMM! Making them as cupcakes rather than cake is probably the only thing that would save my life, because I could have someone hide all but one from me rather than scarfing down a whole pan of cake. Not that I wouldn’t rather!

  9. I love dulce de leche! Your cupcakes looked absolutely delicious 🙂

  10. OMG!!!! Tres Leche is my FAVORITE cake!

  11. I tried your recipe, brought the cupcakes at school! People loved them!

  12. Wow, those look great!! I will have to try out the recipe too. 🙂


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