Monday, October 26, 2009

Dulce de leche Chocolate babycakes

I had a can of dulce de leche in the pantry - been sitting there for about two weeks. I didn't want to make brownies again, and i had been wanting to make these babycakes from 'epicure chocolate' for a while, so i whipped these up on a Monday morning (yes, i sometimes do my baking in the mornings before work, then i get awesome morning natural lighting for my photo's hehe).

But these weren't or me, they were for the uber cool Bensy - i had missed his birthday on the weekend because i was in Melbourne, so i wanted to make it up to him :)


1 cup cold water
1 cup sugar
125 g butter
2 generous tbsp cocoa
3/4 tsp bi-carb soda
2 eggs, beaten
1.5 cups self raising flour

Preheat oven to 180C.

Combine water, sugar, butter, cocoa & soda in a large saucepan.

Bring to the boil slowly. Simmer for 5 minutes & cool.

Add eggs and sifted flour and mix well.

Place mixture in mini muffin trays.

Add a blob of dulce de leche into the centres of each muffin.

Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tops spring back when pressed gentley and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Cool slightly, best eaten warm, or zapped in the microwave if its cold!

Because i had left over dulce de leche, Bensy got the rest of this liquid gold caramel to pig out on hehe. HAPPY BDAY DUDE!


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww what a nice friend you are! They look gorgeous with the pool of DDL in the centre!

Trisha said...

awesome babycakes!!! perfect for halloween with the brown and orange theme..... :)

A cupcake or two said...

ohhh indeed it is Liquid gold. Yummmy

Belle@Ooh, Look said...

Chocolate cake is good, and dulce de leche makes it even better! I do my baking in the late afternoon, which means it's pitch dark when I want to take photos. I'm barely awake in the mornings ;)

Linda said...

I've never made Dulce de leche, but you make it look so easy and so good. I think I should definitely jump on the bandwagon and give it a go.

Trissa said...

Hi Betty - great idea to use the dulce de leche and your cakes look so moist and totally yummy!

Y said...

Those look amazing! Liquid gold indeed! :)

Food lover said...

love dulce de leche! and this recipe looks straight forward enough to try at home :)