Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


Dulce de Leche Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes


Ingredients

Dulce de Leche:
1300 mL tin sweetened
condensed milk
1cup whipping cream
3tablespoons brown
sugar
Cupcakes:
18flat-bottom ice cream
cones
½cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1cup packed light brown sugar
3large eggs, at room
temperature
cups all-purpose flour
1teaspoon baking
powder
¼teaspoon salt
½cup 2% milk, at room
temperature
1teaspoon vanilla
extract
Frosting:
½cup unsalted butter,
at room temperature
¼cup dulce de leche
2cups icing sugar, sifted
1teaspoon vanilla
extract
¼teaspoon salt
dulce de leche or melted chocolate, for
drizzling

Directions

1. For the dulce de leche, pour the condensed milk, whipping cream and brown sugar into a heavy-bottomed sauce pot and, whisking or stirring constantly cook over medium heat until thick and caramelized, about 15 minutes (you may have to adjust the heat, and the mixture will get quite thick). Cool and then chill until ready to use. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Place the ice cream cones into mini muffin tins (this will hold them in place while filling and baking). 3. Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. Measure the milk and stir the vanilla into it. Add the flour alternately with the milk, starting and ending with the flour and beating well after each addition. 4. Drop a tablespoonful of dulce de leche into the bottom of each ice cream cone. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into each cone (just let the batter be – it will sink into place on its own). Bake the cupcakes for 25 to 30 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely before icing. 5. Drop a tablespoonful of dulce de leche into the bottom of each ice cream cone. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop batter into each cone (just let the batter be – it will sink into place on its own). Bake the cupcakes for 25 to 30 minutes, until a tester inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely before icing. 6. The cupcakes are best served the day they are made. SOURCE: Food Network