Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

March 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

This weekend we celebrated a good friend’s birthday.  I will gladly jump on any opportunity to make cupcakes for a birthday. They are one of my favorite desserts, but I can never justify making them just for myself.

I was set on doing on a cupcake with a dulce de leche flavor.  Given the crowd, I knew this ingredient would be a hit.  I also happen to have a personal obsession with this signature Argentinian spread.  I traveled to Buenos Aires with a close friend two years ago, and as my vacations go, our week in this lively South American city was largely focused around food and eating.  Needing to get my fill of dulcet de leche, I made sure to incorporate it into meals multiple times per day, most often with coffee at breakfast and in our daily visits to heladerias (ice cream shops).

Early last week, I began searching for recipes for such a cupcake.  As luck would have it, one of my favorite food bloggers posted this recipe.  It was as if Joy had read my mind.  Given her reputation for amazing baked goods, I promptly ended the search and settled on her recipe.  The cupcakes were a total knockout.  I can’t recommend Joy’s recipes or blog enough, she is a must read.  Her wit and humor is the highlight of my weekday mornings, and as of today, I can say her cupcake recipe totally made my weekend.



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