Dulce De-Stressor CupcakesMarch 4, 2008 at 7:42 PM | Posted in cupcakes | 16 Comments
Tags: dulce de leche, peanut butter
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Most people overindulge on baked goods when they are stressed but I just like to “bake” the goods as a way to de-stress instead. I might have 1 bite of what I bake but rarely do I eat more than one. Its pretty much win-win unless you are my husband who usually gets more than his fair share of all the bake goods that I bake on account of my un-indulgence. Better on his tummy than on my thighs I say! Aren’t I good wifey or what? haha.
What are you? Are you an over-indulge stresser, stress baker or both?
Well its been one of those weeks and I really needed to bake. Since I was recently one of the 32 lucky winners (I think I was AirJordan #23 baby!) of Blake Makes Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche (PBDDL) giveaway, I decided to use my prize to make a cupcake of course! ;)
Thank you Blake!
If you haven’t checked out his website, definitely click the BlakesMakes banner above. You think my giveways are fierce… Blake’s giveaways are THEE anti-tranny mess up in here. ;)
PB Dulce De Leche Cupcakes
(Recipe adapted from Amber’s Delectable Delights | photos from me!)
Makes 12 cupcakes
10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup Nutella (See notes)
[NOTES: I used PB dulce de leche but since I got about 3oz from the giveaway I used about 1/2 tsp per cupcake instead of the recipe's 1-1/2 tsp.]
Preheat oven to 325F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.
Cream together butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs on at a time, until fully incorporated. The batter may not look smooth, this is fine. Add vanilla.
Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until batter is smooth and all flour is blended. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. Cups should be 3/4 full if you’re not using a scoop.
Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, folding a little batter up and over the Nutella as well.
Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool.
Husband rating: N/A
Wifey rating: A+
Usually I tend to be an anti-naked cupcake-er. I love me some frosting anytime all the time but these cupcakes were good enough to eat sans frosting! Maybe if I made frosting a nice cream cheese frosting would compliment well.
** I am not sure where to find PB dulce de leche but I assume you can buy store bought dulce de leche (or make your own) and mix in some smooth peanut butter. But I have no idea on ratios and I am sure Blake is keeping that his secret! hehe. Maybe I’d go 2:1 dulce to peanut butter if I were making it.
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