Dulce de Leche Cake with Spiced Whipped Cream

"Do you have a birthday coming up? Do you celebrate the beginning of a new school year? How about celebrating the first weekend in August? 🎉 • All I’m saying is this: find a reason to celebrate something. Because you need this Dulce de Leche cake in your life."
-- @lalalunchbox

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Dulce de Leche cake makes every occasion more celebratory!
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Prep time 30mins
Cook time 2hrs 10mins
Serves or Makes: 8-10

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  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 5 large egg whites
  • dulce de leche (recipe below)
  • spiced whipped cream (recipe below)

White Cake


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375˚ F and grease the sides and bottom of two 9 inch cake pans.

  • Step 2

    In a large bowl or an electric mixer beat the butter and 1-1/4 cups of the sugar until the mixture is smooth and creamy. If your butter is already at room temperature, you can do this by hand. Add the vanilla extract.

  • Step 3

    In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in parts, alternating with the milk and gently mixing after each addition.

  • Step 4

    In another bowl, beat the egg whites until they stand in soft peaks. Still beating, gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until the mixture stands in stiff peaks.

  • Step 5

    Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the batter.

  • Step 6

    Pour the batter into the prepared cake tins. Bake about 32-34 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

  • Step 7

    Let cool completely before taking out of the pan. Use a very sharp long knife to flatten the tops of each layer.

  • Step 8

    Spread the dulce de leche generously on top of one layer and then place the second layer on top of that. Frost with spiced whipped cream and enjoy!

Dulce de Leche


  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk

Dulce de Leche

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 400˚ F. Pour sweetened condensed milk into an 8x8 pan and put that dish inside of a 9x13 pan filled 3/4 of the way up with water.

  • Step 2

    Place pans into the oven and cook for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally. Keep an eye on the pans during this process to make sure that the water in the larger pan remains at the same level.

  • Step 3

    Once the color turns to a luscious golden brown, whisk vigorously until you achieve a fairly uniform texture. The dulce de leche may have some clumps, but those will add extra flavor and texture to this cake.

Spiced Whipped Cream


  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dulce de leche
  • pinch salt

  • Step 1

    Using the whisk attachment of your stand mixer or a hand mixer, whisk the heavy cream on high until it begins to change form into whipped cream.

  • Step 2

    Once you see that change, add the cinnamon, dulce de leche and salt and continue mixing until desired consistency. I prefer it well whipped, as I think it spreads best onto cakes.

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