When it comes to holidays and special occasions, I usually make my own cakes or other desserts from scratch. But for a weeknight celebration, I'm more than happy to go "semi-homemade." For this recipe, I picked up the new light and fluffy Cool Whip® Frosting:
And some other baking-made-easy goodies:
You can check out my full shopping adventure here on Google+.
If you're a regular reader, you know I did some prep work ahead of time by making my homemade dulce de leche for filling the cupcakes. I suggest making that the night before, or at least in the morning so it has time to cool. The rest of the recipe comes together fairly quickly.
Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
1 box Betty Crocker® butter yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 recipe homemade dulce de leche
1 tub vanilla Cool Whip Frosting
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 12-tin cupcake pans with paper liners.
In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, butter and eggs until smooth.
Divide batter evenly into 24 cupcake tins (filling each about 2/3 full).
Bake at 350°F for 17-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool completely. (Note that while a box makes 24 cupcakes, you only need 12 for the rest of this recipe. I suggest freezing the other 12 for another day!)
Once cupcakes are cool, using a knife or cupcake corer to make a well in the center of each cupcake:
Using a pastry bag or a spoon, fill the wells with dulce de leche. (If your dulce has been in the refrigerator, warm it up a little first to get it to spread more easily.)
Using a pastry bag and a large star tip, pipe vanilla Cool Whip Frosting on the top of each cupcake:
Using the back of a spoon, drizzle some of the remaining dulce de leche over the top of each cupcake:
Refrigerate until ready to serve. When you are ready to indulge, get ready for this gooey goodness:
My husband made it home even earlier than expected (6:30 is amazing as of late!) and definitely enjoyed his pre-dinner dessert:
To find out more about the new Cool Whip Frosting, check out their Facebook page. Or browse for Kraft Recipes here.
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