Monday, November 15, 2010

Dulce de Leche Bundt Cake

Dulce de Leche-come on,say it with me -dool-say deh lay-chay,sounds cool no?Let me tell you,it would be hard to remember what it is called once you taste it.I mean,who would want to learn how to pronounce or spell this when it is right in front of you and all you have to do is get a spoon to start tasting it??As Purple Foodie says here,it truly is Holy Yum!!Many a times I have planned to make this at home but in the end,I develop cold feet,what with the stories of can bursting and all that.More than the cleaning up job,what worried me most was the wastage of one full can of sweet nectar-good ol' condensed milk!!

Some time back,my Vanni got me a jar of this wonder and I have been looking for THE recipe to use up my own can of dulce de leche.First recipe which cropped up was Banoffee Pie then this sinful Brownie from Purple Foodie.But as always,all of it remained my plans and did not materialize into baked goodies.

I decided to bake a Bundt Cake.Why Bundt??Coz today is National [International!] Bundt day and I too like Big Bundts and have been following the Food Librarians posts like never before.Some serious Bundt lover she is,30 Bundts in 30 days..commendable!!

From complaining to confusing-I have been looking for a Bundt pan of my own since a long time and when I got it--I have not one or two but four Bundt pans now and I am confused which one to choose!!The recipe is the same as this one,I just replaced the condensed milk with dulce de leche.A li'l bit too sweet for a cake but tasty nevertheless!!

Dulce de leche Bundt Cake


All purpose flour or Maida - 1 1/3 cups
Dulce de Leche- 1 cup [ I used Nestle]
Powdered sugar - 1 Scant cup
Unsalted butter at room temperature - 1 cup - Approximately 200 gms
Eggs - 2
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
A pinch of salt


Sieve the flour and baking powder until well combined. You can also whisk it well in a bowl until combined, if you don't have a sieve.
Beat butter and sugar together until soft and fluffy - 5 minutes by hand, 2 minutes by electric beater. Then add the dulce de leche and repeat for the same time, until well combined.
Whisk eggs in a bowl for 2 minutes with a fork and set aside.
Add the flour to the butter-sugar-dulce de leche mixture and mix until just combined without beating too hard.
Add the eggs, vanilla essence and salt and combine well again.
Transfer to a well greased bundt pan[I used a 6 cup bundt] and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C/325F for 30-35 mins.

Following this method,I poured half the batter into the pan and then spooned in some dulce de leche like a ring and then poured the rest of the batter and smoothened the top with a spatula.This method creates a tunnel of dulce de leche in the middle of the cake..I slightly overbaked the cake,so the tunnel is not clearly seen.
Insert a toothpick at the center to test if the cake is done.
Cool, slice and serve.


  1. Divya,
    Oh my goodness! What a lovely Bundt. The color is perfect and it looks so moist and delicious! Thank you so much for baking along with me on National (I mean, INTERNATIONAL) Bundt Day! :) Thank you and Happy Bundt Day to you! - mary the food librarian

  2. What can I say!! Holy Yumm!!!:-))) And I did not know that dulce de leche is available in a can too!!

    I got my bundt pans too and am looking forward to bake in them....

  3. Ur cakes are always a visual treat to us....Looks perfectly baked and yum they look

  4. Lovely Cake dear...and also thanks for the pointer to get these items :)


  5. Cant take my eyes from the clicks, super delicious, moist cake...cant wait to try..

  6. Wowwwwwwwww. Cake looks absolutely delicious and perfect.. amazing job Divya.. thanks for the recipe :)

  7. They just look absloutley gorgeous and super moist and delicious.

  8. This makes me literally drool. I am craving for a cake at 11pm. Oh my god. this is so delicious and awesome to see :) Love the bundt mould too :)

  9. Wow, that looks so tempting and rich. i'm worried about exploding dulce de leche cans too, so never attempted it. just curious, if this is the same recipe as the condensed milk one, does the dulce de leche actually become sweeter than condensed milk when it cooks?

  10. tempting and sooo delicious it!!

  11. amazing, simply amazing and mouth watering.

  12. Divya

    All I can say is Yummmmmmmm! Gorgeous looking bundt cake!!

  13. DIvs Bake a cake for me nd courier it... as here m not doing much of cooking :D it luks super

  14. I love bundt cakes too. And dulce de leche is a treat I can eat as it is. your cake looks great.

  15. First time in ur space,,lovely lovely lovely cake.Definitely I will brose around.
    Cheers and happy cooking,

  16. yummy bundt cake.....dulce de leche, it's an addiction.....

  17. looks so good.
    I have to try this recipe.

  18. Hi,

    I did try this out and the sugar was too much (I used the dulce de leche + 2/3 cup of sugar) and the top hardened enough to hit someone! Maybe I did something wrong, but I would try it out next time without any sugar and with only the dulce de leche(?)
    Thanks for the recipe!

  19. Hi Divya..I tried this wonder recipe and it ws super Moist!I omitted the tunnel of Holy Yum as my cake batter was quite kids r droolin over their pieces..:P

    ♥the recipe..Nimi

  20. Hi Divya... I made this cake for our get together yesterday, since u already mentioned that the cake was sweet, i reduced the quantity by 1/2 cup and topped it with some chocolate ganache and the sweetness was perfect... everybody loved it, even though i though the batter was too thick and the cake was not really soft... y could it be?? kindly let me know... u've a beautiful blog, very helpful for novice cooks like me... :)

  21. This cake is in the oven! And it smells devine.... :D Thank you very much for sharing this fab recipe, big love Xxx

  22. It came out really superb, addition to that I have added some chopped nuts and dark chocolate

  23. Thanks for the Recipe , it is really yummy , addition to that I have added some chopped nuts and dark chocolate , really nice


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