Dulce De Leche Stuffed Double Chocolate Muffins

"Dress up your double chocolate chip muffins by stuffing a boatload of dulce de leche inside !"
-- @balaboostas_bakery
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 2hrs 20mins

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Dulce de Leche


  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

For the Double Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 ounces butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chunks or chips

For the Dulce de Leche


  • Step 1

    In a 3-4-quart heavy saucepan, add in milk, sugar and baking soda. Stir together to combine and then bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and stir occasionally, until caramelized and thickened, about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 hours. After about an hour, stir more often as milk caramelizes, to avoid burning.

  • Step 2

    Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Transfer to a bowl to cool.

For the Double Chocolate Muffins

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Line muffin tray with cupcake liners.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add sugar and mix. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs with the buttermilk, oil, melted butter, instant coffee and vanilla extract.

  • Step 4

    Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula just until combined. Do not over mix. The batter should be thick and lumpy. Add chocolate chips and/or chunks and stir.

  • Step 5

    Divide the mixture between the muffin cups and fill them 3/4 of the way to the top. Bake for 3 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Continue to bake for an additional 12-17 minutes, 15-20 minutes total, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 10 minutes before removing from pan. Allow to cool completely once removed.

For the Assembly

  • Step 1

    Using an apple corer or a paring knife, cut 3/4 of the way down the center of each muffin, making sure not to go through the bottom. Be sure to save these pieces.

  • Step 2

 Using a pastry bag, pipe cooled dulce de leche into center and top with reserved muffin pieces.