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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dulce...just like me!

For the most recent baking challenge Rachel suggested that I produce a cupcake that I thought would be worth of being called "The Luisa". This took a great deal of thought, and I threw around a significant number of ingredients that I thought needed to be included into "The Luisa"...caramel, peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, strawberries...everything was game! It was difficult to come up with a way to incorporate all of these things into one cupcake. But then I stumbled upon this great Dulce de Leche Cupcakes recipe and I knew it was just perfect. If you've never had Dulce de Leche before, the taste is similar to caramel but thicker, with a creamy, milk like consistency. It's one of my favorite flavors, and it was just simple enough but with enough of a kick in the frosting to feel like something I could proudly feel like I could call my own. I added some sliced strawberries and honey on top to spruce it up a bit. The recipe was simple enough but I would recommend cutting the frosting recipe in half, there was more than enough left over. Also, I think it would have been fun to use some strawberries in the batter, or mini chocolate chips..maybe next time!

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