Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

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Pat Morris

By
@AugustaPat

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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
Frosts a 2 layer cake

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream the 2 sticks of butter.
  2. Add one-half of the confectioner's sugar (2 cups), slowly in the bowl with the butter.
  3. Add one-half of the heavy cream and the vanilla extract. Mix well.
  4. Add one-half homemade recipe OR one-half can of Dulce de Leche. Mix until well blended.
  5. Add remaining cream and stir well; add the remainder Dulce de Leche; blend well.
  6. 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).
  7. 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.

    Enjoy

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About Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

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




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