The Sweet Life: Dulce de Leche Molten Cake

The Sweet Life: Dulce de Leche Molten CakeMolten Dulce de Leche Cakes are the sweetest ending to your meal. Served fresh from the oven, these spongy cakes hide a warm dulce de leche filling.  Only four ingredients required, 12 minutes of baking and presto! A small decadent cake that your guests will think you slaved all day to make.

Keep canned dulce de leche in your pantry year round to make these cakes, should unexpected guests arrive for dinner—or whip up a batch when you feel like surprising your family with an extra special after-dinner treat. Simply top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or dust with powdered sugar and your guests will think you’re a genius.

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Makes: 6 four ounce cakes

1 TBSP unsalted butter
2 ½ TBSP flour, plus 1 TBSP for ramekins
2 large eggs yolks
1 large egg
13.4 oz can of dulce de leche*


  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. Butter and flour six 4 ounce ramekins, place on baking sheet and set aside.
  3. Beat eggs yolks and eggs until doubled in volume, about 3 minutes.
  4. Slowly add dulce de leche and continue to beat until well blended.
  5. Add flour and with mix until just combined, do not over mix.
  6. Divide batter among ramekins and bake until cakes are golden brown in color, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, run a knife around edges to loosen cake.
  8. Serve warm with ice cream or dust with powdered sugar.

*Available in many specialty grocery stores.

Vianney Rodriguez

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  1. Oh I wish my husband loved chocolate as much as I do so I could make this for him!

  2. Lindsey G says:

    Oh my! This sounds yummy! I always thought a molten cake would be difficult, but this looks doable!

  3. Kelsey Apley says:

    1 word – YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Sheila says:

    Oh my… That looks and sounds so good. Thanks for sharing. I pinned it for ya.

  5. in a word–YUMMY!!! thanks for sharing this–the more blog posts I read about things I haven’t made before the braver I am becoming-

  6. Melanie S. says:

    I can’t decide if I should pretend I never saw this or just get to making this right now. This sounds so delicious!

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