Tres Leche Cupcakes

I was looking through my Martha Stewart Cupcakes book and came across a recipe for Tres Leche Cupcakes. I remember when I was in high school I bough a slice of this cake from the cafeteria. I still remember how moist the cake was. It was incredibly sweet but went so well with a strong cup of coffee.

I made the cupcakes which was pretty simple. I let the cupcakes cool and then I poked small holes so that I can start pouring the milk mixture into it. I left the cupcakes in their trays and started pouring the mixture over the top. This was the hardest part of making them. The milk mixture was sticky and took so long to absorb.

I let the cupcakes sit for about 30 minutes before icing them. Usually Tres Leche Cupcakes have some whipped cream on top but I forgot to buy some so I took some Dulce De Leche and put a little bit of that on each cupcake. The cupcakes were very sweet. The Dulce De Leche on top made it even sweeter. But the sugar hit was well worth it. I will definitely make these again, maybe next time I will leave out the Dulce De Leche and go with the cream. You can also make the recipe below into baby cakes or just as a standard cake.

Tres Leche Cupcakes

6 large eggs¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup of sugar
½ cup of unsalted butter melted
1 cup of all purpose flour sifted

Milk Mixture

1 can sweetened condensed milk
¾ cream (you can also use full cream milk)
1 can evaporated milk

Preheat oven to 180C.
Whisk together egg whites, baking soda and salt until they form soft peaks.
Add yolks and sugar and whisk it until it is completely combined. Fold in the melted butter.
Add the flour in small batches and fold through until it is all combined. Divide batter evenly into lined muffin trays.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Mix together evaporated milk, condensed milk and cream/full cream milk. Slowly pour mixture on top of the cupcakes until all the mixture is absorbed.

Let the cupcakes sit and dollop some cream on top. Enjoy.

Trissa (September 16, 2009)  

Kath this looks fab! This could have won the cupcake competition! It put all other cupcakes to shame!

shez (September 16, 2009)  

Gosh I can only imagine how sweet those cupcakes would be! Definitely need a cup of coffee or tea to balance it out. I can only imagine how nice and moist they would be too. Yummo.

Betty (September 16, 2009)  

they look lovely :)
did you piepe the dulce de leche on??
& , did you keep it refridgerated, or left them in the cupboard? (the dulce de lece, not the cupcakes hehe)

Hayles –  (September 16, 2009)  

Is there somewhere in Surry Hills I can buy these?
I'm sooo hungry now after seeing these Kath. You are one great baker!!

chocolatesuze (September 16, 2009)  

mmm dulce de leche on cupcakes oh baby that looks and sounds fantastic!

Anabel Nieuwen –  (September 16, 2009)  


Simon (September 16, 2009)  

Kudos for trying this recipe out in cupcake form. I would have though without say the edges of a can tin to act as a well, this would have been a difficult thing to make, as you somewhat indicated.

These would be so lactose-pain-inducing pleasures. Certainly worth the kick in the guts :)

Trisha (September 16, 2009)  

Genious one, Kath!!! Mmmm dulce de leche.. I suddenly remember Betty's brownies with dulce de leche centres....

Katherine A Cupcake Or Two –  (September 17, 2009)  

Trissa - Hi You are far too sweet.

Shez - The cupcakes were hella sweet but so worth it. A Toby's Estate would have been fab with it.

Betty - I kept the Dulce refrigerated but when piped on it became more like a dollop.

Hayles - I will bake for you soon real soon.

Suze - Dulce de Leche on anything is so darn good.

Simon - Lactose-pain-inducing pleasures YOU ARE RIGHT. Guess what I'm actually Lactose Intolerant so half a cupcake was more than enough ehehe

Trisha - Betty's brownies were the bomb. Oh goooeeey innards.. mmmm

Anita (September 17, 2009)  

Wow... that does sound decadent and moist... yum

Belle@Ooh, Look (September 17, 2009)  

If there's one thing I enjoy, it's a sugar overload - double dulce de leche plus cream on those cupcakes for me, thanks!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella (September 17, 2009)  

Looks great and nice idea using Dulce De Leche! :)

Katherine A Cupcake Or Two –  (September 17, 2009)  

Anita - Thanks it was very decadent

Belle - It was a full on sugar overload ehehe..

Lorraince - Thanks Dulce is sweet but it was yummy on top

Ravenous Couple (March 04, 2010)  

tres leches cakes are our favorite...this cupcake recipe is great!

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