Dulce de Leche Surprise Flower Topped Cupcakes Recipe!


Hey All!

The super kind folks at Nestlé La Lechera were kind enough to send me a surprise gift basket filled with some of my favorite products like Dulce de Leche! When I get a big box of goodies like that I always ponder what I can make with it. I said to myself I haven’t made any delicious and fun cupcakes in a while. I should do something fun with cupcakes. I still have tons of Lindt chocolate truffles since I won a year supply and I decided to make a Dulce de Leche Chocolate Truffle Surprise Cupcakes recipe to share with all of you fabulous readers. Sounds amazing I know!


Here is the recipe below:

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Truffle Surprise Cupcakes Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 10-15
  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix and ingredients your box stats are needed for the mix
  • 1 Half of A Can of La Lechera Dulce de Leche
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
  • Lindt Chocolate Truffles in Any Flavor you'd like. (I used Milk and Caramel)
  • Cupcake Liners. I used a Meri Meri flower cupcake kit.
  • 1 Container of White Whipped Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  1. First you mix up your cake batter following the directions on the box of your cake mix.
  2. You also add your Nutmeg and Cinnamon to this mix.
  3. Once the cake mix is smooth and well blended you add half of the small can of Dulce de Leche to the cake batter.
  4. You pour the batter into your cupcake liners and bake until the cupcakes are golden in color.
  5. I always do a pick test where I poke the cupcake to make sure they are cooked inside.
  6. You let the cupcakes cool for 2 minutes and then you press a Lindt Truffle into each of the cupcakes.
  7. You let the cupcakes cool for another 3-4 minutes.
  8. You then mix up your White Whipped Frosting with Green food coloring and frost your cupcake.
  9. I used a piping bag to make them look pretty but you can frost them how ever you'd like.
  10. I added the little paper flower picks to my cupcakes so they look like little flower pots as they came with my cupcake liner kit.
  11. Thanks it you're done. Serve and enjoy!

As with all my recipes I do like to show some photos of the steps I took to make the recipe as well.


I first mixed up the batter and added the Dulce de Leche to the batter.


I baked the cupcakes according the the cake mix directions and until they looked golden brown.


I waited for them to cool for 2 minutes and then added a Lindt Chocolate Truffle to the center of each of my cupcakes.


I then pipped the green frosting onto my cupcakes to hide the truffle hidden in the center of the cupcakes.


I got this adorable cupcake liner set from Meri Meri which came with paper flower cupcake toppers so the cupcakes look like little flower pots.


I think it was the perfect way to decorate my cupcakes.


These would totally make an adorable teacher gift or a gift for Mom or that special someone in your life. Who wouldn’t love little cupcake flower pots with a hidden yummy chocolatey center?! I know I would!


I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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