Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

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Serves: Frosts a 2 layer cake


1 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

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Pat Morris Recipe
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Pat's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.


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user Cin Straw's Kitchen NanatomyGrandsismyPassion - Mar 20, 2013
PINCHED YOU!!!! (did it hurt...=;D)
user Pat Morris AugustgaPat - Mar 20, 2013
Naw! Felt nice!! Thanks.
user Bea L. BeachChic - Mar 20, 2013
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user Dee Stillwell LILLYDEE - Mar 20, 2013
Thanx for posting this recipe Pat. It looks yummy..I will try it next time I make cupcakes.
user Pat Morris AugustgaPat - Mar 20, 2013
Thanks Dee. It is a very easy frosting and very good. I hope that you enjoy it!

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