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Dulce De Leche Frosting – How to Fix a Cupcake Mishap

Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

After perfecting a cupcake recipe, don’t top it with this dulce de leche buttercream frosting.  Your tasters will be so frosting-focused that they won’t notice the cake you worked so hard on.  Save this sweet, salty, smooth dulce de leche buttercream frosting to top a cupcake gone bad – one that’s too dry, ugly looking, or one where the batter overflowed in the oven.  With a simple swirl, your cupcake will be redeemed.  Isn’t cupcake magic fun?


Dulce De Leche Frosting

Yield: Enough buttercream for a medium-sized swirl on 12 cupcakes

Dulce De Leche Frosting



  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed for three minutes, until light and fluffy.
  2. Mix in powdered sugar and salt until fully combined.
  3. Mix in dulce de leche.
  4. Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.
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7 Responses to Dulce De Leche Frosting – How to Fix a Cupcake Mishap

  1. Soňa January 16, 2013 at 7:09 am #

    Magic fun indeed!

  2. Kamaile January 16, 2013 at 7:51 am #

    beautiful swirl!

  3. Chineka (savorthebaking) January 16, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    I’m definitely going to have to try this recipe.

  4. Ashley January 16, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

    I am making 75 cupcakes. How many cans of condensed buttermilk do you think it would take to do the crock pot version? I’m not familiar with the amount and have only used it a few times.

  5. Brenda January 17, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    This may be my new favorite icing!!!

  6. Rachel January 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    I just made this and I liked it, but the dulce de leche flavor wasn’t as strong as I’d hoped. It is super sweet though!

    @Ashley – the condensed milk can I used was 8 oz. So one can would make two batches of this recipe (24 cupcakes). Do make 75 cupcakes you’d need three cans.

  7. Details about four tires for all terrains October 3, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    Hope you get the issue solved soon.

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