Boozy chocolate bundt cake with dulce de leche from scratch

15 Nov

Boozy chocolate bundt cake with dulce de leche

I kept seeing recipes for cakes/cookies/brownies with dulce de leche, a thick caramel sauce that tastes like heaven. Often these recipes would suggest buying the dulce de leche at a deli. Problem was, when I did eventually track down the dulce de leche it was super expensive. Quite honestly, the price was unjustifiable. So I did some research and blamo – I found you could make dulce de leche easily from scratch at home.

All you need to make your own dulce de leche in a slow cooker is a tin of sweetened condensed milk. Simply place the unopened tin in a slow cooker, fill slow cooker with water, ensuring the tin is completely submerged, and cook on low for eight hours. You may need to top the water up a few times. Remove from water with tongs (it will be super hot) and allow to cook for a few hours before opening. Once opened place in sealed container in the fridge.

I knew this easy dulce de leche from scratch would team wonderfully with a chocolate cake so I created this recipe. I used a bundt tin but you could use a ring tin if you prefer.

Cream de cacao is a chocolate flavouered liqueur. It adds a richness and depth that I think adds wonderfully to the cake and dulce de leche. Don’t rush out to buy a bottle if you don’t have any – feel free to swap for rum or whiskey or Baileys.

Warning – you will not be able to stop at one slice of this easy yet delicious cake…

Boozy chocolate cake with dulce de leche

GATHER:

225 grams unsalted butter, diced
1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons cream de cacao
1 cup water
2 cups self-raising flour
3/4 cups caster sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

Boozy chocolate cake and dulce de leche

LET’S GET TO IT:

In a medium sized saucepan place butter, cocoa powder, cream de cacao and water. Stir together over a low heat until just melted and combined.

Set aside for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile preheat oven to 180C and thoroughly grease a bundt tin with non-stick spray.

In bowl of electric mixer on low speed beat together sugar and flour, then tip in the melted mixture and beat until combined.

Add the eggs, one at a time then beat in the yogurt.

Scrape into the tin and bake foe 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to sit for 20 minutes before unmoulding onto a wire rack to cool.

When completely cold cut the cake in half horizontally then spread with the cold dulce de leche.

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41 Responses to “Boozy chocolate bundt cake with dulce de leche from scratch”

  1. Lisa @ cheergerm November 15, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    Hoo ha Mrs H! That dulche leche recipe is super tops and I will be giving it a whirl. (I knew there was a reason apart from my basic laziness that I hadn’t put my slow cooker away yet.) This boozy cake would be a super Chrissy showstopper.

    • The Hungry Mum February 3, 2016 at 12:11 am #

      I love my slow cooker and I am the same – it sits on the bench for most of the year coz I can’t be bothered fighting for cupboard space 🙂

  2. Lisa @ cheergerm November 15, 2015 at 10:03 am #

    I meant dulche de leche… He he. x

  3. Gary Lum November 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Oh my, all I want to do now is slowly cook a can of condensed milk. I love the stuff.

    • The Hungry Mum February 3, 2016 at 12:11 am #

      I suggest you make some tonight – you won’t regret it!

      • Gary Lum February 3, 2016 at 2:42 am #

        Sadly I’m in Melbourne and going out to dinner 😃😋

      • The Hungry Mum February 3, 2016 at 5:18 am #

        oh, you lucky thing!

  4. Lisa @ cheergerm November 15, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Without the h in the dulce!! Argh….

  5. ladyredspecs November 15, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Forget the cake, I’ll just have the caramelized condensed milk.

  6. chocolatesuze November 15, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    mmm how good is dulce de leche! i totally just want to eat it straight from the can!

  7. tanya2austin November 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm #

    Sound great– another way of making dulce de leche is to empty the can into a shallow baking dish and cook it slowly in the oven for a few hours. Less trouble since you don’t have to monitor the water level to prevent explosions!

  8. DanielaApostol November 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm #

    It looks great, it must taste like heaven!

  9. SweetRevelations November 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm #

    Um yes please!

  10. lulu November 15, 2015 at 2:31 pm #

    You got my attention with dulce de leche!

  11. Anita Kushwaha November 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm #

    You had me at “boozy.” 😉 Ha ha, it looks lovely!

  12. Fourth Generation Farmgirl November 15, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

    This. Sounds. Amazing. 😊

  13. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella November 15, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

    Yes it is expensive. Did you know that you can also make it in a baking dish? I’m forgetful so that helps me in case I ever let the pot run dry 😛

    • The Hungry Mum November 15, 2015 at 11:17 pm #

      Oooh, I didn’t know that. I love my slow cooker so that’s always my default cooking gadget!

  14. gourmetgetaway November 16, 2015 at 2:29 am #

    What a delicious looking bundt cake! I love that you have added a filling too.
    Thanks so much for sharing,
    Julie
    Gourmet Getaways

    • The Hungry Mum November 16, 2015 at 3:17 am #

      Thanks! It tastes incredible – all the yum 🙂

  15. Stephanie Leduc November 16, 2015 at 3:18 am #

    I never knew you could make Dulce de leche so easily!! Thank you so much for sharing

    • The Hungry Mum November 18, 2015 at 1:03 am #

      I know! Is such a well-kept secret! But let’s get the world making this amazing sauce 🙂

  16. Jasline @ Foodie Baker November 16, 2015 at 9:43 am #

    I’ve read so much about the dulce de leche… hoping to make it from scratch soon so that I can bake this cake!

  17. girl in a food frenzy November 16, 2015 at 10:21 am #

    Chocolate cake is already delicious. Add the creme de cacao & dulce de leche, triple yum! I have s friend who is columbian. When he makes his dulche, he does a particularly unusual final step. He stirs a freshly cut spring onion through it, to release some savoury notes & soften the sweetness. True story!!! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum November 17, 2015 at 9:58 am #

      say whaaaat?! Spring onion?! No way! Am curious to know how that would taste! Glad you’re back in the blogging realm – we missed you!

      • girl in a food frenzy November 17, 2015 at 11:00 am #

        It’s crazy I know!?! Try googling dulce de leche & green onion… 😉

      • The Hungry Mum November 18, 2015 at 1:02 am #

        Might just do that x

  18. ChgoJohn November 16, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

    Love the pairing of dulce de leche with chocolate. I would love to … oh, who am I kidding? When I saw “boozy” in the title, I pinned the recipe without going further. The holidays are on the horizon. Boozy cakes will be in demand. Thanks for sharing.

    • The Hungry Mum November 17, 2015 at 12:07 am #

      best.comment.ever 🙂 I do love me a boozy cake – helps me justify the amount I spend on alcohol. Cheers!

  19. spiceinthecity November 17, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    What a fabulous looking cake! Dulce de leche + booze= Cold weather perfection 😀

    • The Hungry Mum November 18, 2015 at 1:01 am #

      Thanks! It is actually scorching here in Australia but it is too never hot for boozy cake 😉

  20. Sugar et al. November 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm #

    These flavours are mind blowing individually and it’s so clever of you to combine them in this fabulous cake. And it’s boozy too…Yay!

    • The Hungry Mum November 18, 2015 at 1:00 am #

      Awww, ta 🙂 I reckon this is one of the best cakes I have ever made – it is taste sensation!

  21. cookingwithauntjuju.com November 21, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    Your cake sounds and looks wonderful! Never made dulce de leche but love the flavor in desserts. Chocolate + dulce de leche + booze = 🙂

  22. MyKabulKitchen November 23, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Beautiful bundt cake, and I have never made dulce de leche at home, this looks quite doable 🙂

  23. marymtf November 28, 2015 at 8:24 am #

    Cream de cacao. There’s a blast from the past. I’ll have to buy a bottle.

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