Dulce de Leche Cake

Dulce de Leche Cake

Browned butter creates the "wow" in a caramel-frosted cake jump-started with a cake mix.

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cup butter (do not use margarine)
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter recipe yellow cake mix
cup water
teaspoons vanilla
can (13.4 oz) dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk)
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
cup whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease or spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat butter over medium heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, just until golden brown. Remove from heat. Cool 15 minutes.
  3. In large bowl, beat cake mix, browned butter, water, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes (brown flecks from butter will appear in batter). Pour into pan.
  4. Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat dulce de leche and cream cheese with electric mixer on high speed about 2 minutes or until blended and smooth. Beat in whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Spread frosting over cooled cake. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until serving. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
You won't want to substitute margarine or vegetable oil spreads for the butter in this richly flavored recipe. Because those products don't contain the milk proteins found in butter, they will not brown and will burn instead.
For a crunchy topper, try sprinkling this caramel cake with chopped macadamia nuts or toasted coconut.
Substitute 1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting for the frosting, and drizzle with 1/3 cup caramel topping.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 400
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 11g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 110mg;
  • Sodium 400mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 37g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.