Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

Pat Morris Recipe

By Pat Morris AugustgaPat

Frosts a 2 layer cake

It has been a while since I have made this easy and delicious frosting. One of the Just A Pinch members asked about the Butter Cream Frosting that I referenced in the recipe for my Dulce de Leche (Caramel) Filled Shortbread Cookies. The frosting uses Dulce de Leche.

This is the recipe that I use. I don't currently have a picture to post, but will do so next time I make it and frost a cake or cupcakes.

You can make home-made Dulce de Leche like I made for my cookies, or Nestle's makes a canned Dulce de Leche. I have never used it, but others on this site have. Either way -Enjoy!


recipe home-made or 1 can nestle dulce de leche
2 stick
butter, softened
4 c
confectioners' sugar
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract (not imitation)
1/4 c
heavy cream (i use heavy whipping cream)
1 pinch
kosher salt, sea salt or other large grain salt

Directions Step-By-Step

Cream the 2 sticks of butter.
Add one-half of the confectioner's sugar (2 cups), slowly in the bowl with the butter.
Add one-half of the heavy cream and the vanilla extract. Mix well.
Add one-half homemade recipe OR one-half can of Dulce de Leche. Mix until well blended.
Add remaining cream and stir well; add the remainder Dulce de Leche; blend well.
Add the salt. Then slowly add the remaining 2 cups of confectioner's sugar -until it is of the desired consistency. You may want to add a little less or a little more sugar (depending on desired consistency).
Mix with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 4 minutes -or until of spreadable consistency. Do not overmix. You don't want it to be grainy.


About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Pat Morris AugustgaPat
Jan 24, 2014
I like the photo Norvella!!!
Jan 24, 2014 - norvella johnson shared a photo of this recipe. View photo
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Mar 21, 2013
Yes, do that, as I am not a FB member.
Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE
Mar 21, 2013
Thanx Pat. I will give it a try.

Cin, thank u..she is just beautiful and already 15 months old. I posted a bunch of pix on facebook...but I need to add some here on Ayla's recipe I posted when she was born.
Straw's Kitchen CinCooks
Mar 20, 2013
@dee........love your new profile pic. That precious baby is growing too too fast!!!!!!