Dulce De-Stressor Cupcakes

March 4, 2008 at 7:42 PM | Posted in cupcakes | 16 Comments
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EDIT: To include my previous lack of contractual Nikki linkage.

Most people overindulge on baked goods when they are stressed but I just like to “bake” the goods as a way to de-stress instead. I might have 1 bite of what I bake but rarely do I eat more than one. Its pretty much win-win unless you are my husband who usually gets more than his fair share of all the bake goods that I bake on account of my un-indulgence. Better on his tummy than on my thighs I say! Aren’t I good wifey or what? haha.

What are you? Are you an over-indulge stresser, stress baker or both?

Well its been one of those weeks and I really needed to bake. Since I was recently one of the 32 lucky winners (I think I was AirJordan #23 baby!) of Blake Makes Peanut Butter Dulce De Leche (PBDDL) giveaway, I decided to use my prize to make a cupcake of course! ;)

Thank you Blake!

If you haven’t checked out his website, definitely click the BlakesMakes banner above. You think my giveways are fierce… Blake’s giveaways are THEE anti-tranny mess up in here. ;)

PB Dulce De Leche Cupcakes

(Recipe adapted from Amber’s Delectable Delights | photos from me!)

Makes 12 cupcakes


10 tbsp butter, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup Nutella (See notes)

[NOTES: I used PB dulce de leche but since I got about 3oz from the giveaway I used about 1/2 tsp per cupcake instead of the recipe’s 1-1/2 tsp.]


Preheat oven to 325F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners.

Cream together butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Add in eggs on at a time, until fully incorporated. The batter may not look smooth, this is fine. Add vanilla.

Stir in flour, salt, and baking powder until batter is smooth and all flour is blended. Using an ice cream scoop, fill each muffin liner with batter. Cups should be 3/4 full if you’re not using a scoop.

Top each cake with 1 1/2 tsp Nutella. Swirl Nutella in with a toothpick, folding a little batter up and over the Nutella as well.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to wire rack and allow to cool.


Husband rating: N/A

Wifey rating: A+
Usually I tend to be an anti-naked cupcake-er. I love me some frosting anytime all the time but these cupcakes were good enough to eat sans frosting! Maybe if I made frosting a nice cream cheese frosting would compliment well.

** I am not sure where to find PB dulce de leche but I assume you can buy store bought dulce de leche (or make your own) and mix in some smooth peanut butter. But I have no idea on ratios and I am sure Blake is keeping that his secret! hehe. Maybe I’d go 2:1 dulce to peanut butter if I were making it.



  1. They are booty-ful!!!! And so yummy looking. I wish I had found Blake’s blog in time for this one…

  2. mmmmmmmm yum

  3. mmmm yeah i bake to de-stress, too. and then feed the stuff to other people. =)
    aahhh i wanna make dulce de leche now.

  4. ALANNA, Keep checking his blog! He has giveaways all the time. Next time I see one I’ll be sure to let you know, k?!

    NIKKI, oh it was Mmmm yum indeed.

    ALLISON, Thats how it is for me too. Not sure if the “other ppl” love you or hate you. haha. Definitely give them a try. Let me know what you think, k?

  5. These look so good! My mouth is watering! I tend to be a destressed baker as well. I too, am not sure if you are loved or hated for this…but oh, well…they’ll get over it! :)

  6. They look DIVINE! Before I even read the bottom, I was thinking cream cheese frosting! They look awesome without though! Fierce as usual!

  7. APRIL, yeah my peeps complain about me sabotaging their diets as they are stuffing their faces with my cupcakes. Its all good! haha

    ANDREA, GMTA baby. I have some extra left so I might make some CC frosting and see how it tastes.

  8. They look awesome, but need frosting. Slap some frosting on those bad boys. They look cold and lonely. Poor things.

  9. Yummy! I’m def a de-stress baker; the large majority of what I bake ends up going to work with Ben. I just wish there was someone to bake for me when I’m feeling grubby and crampy!

  10. SLUSH, they do look cold huh? LOL.

    KRISTINA, yeah T brings my stressed baked good to work too but now his CWs are telling him to stop! HA!

  11. Much better than a massage to de-stress. Well, maybe a massage THEN these. ;-)

  12. CAKESPY, let’s not get crazy. I lurve massages. I say massages while the cupcakes bake. ;)

  13. […] C B says “Dulce De-Stressor Cupcakes: Just wanted to share my PBDDL cupcakes via my blog link! Thanks so much for hosting this giveway! I had a great time! Hope I win the next one. I promise to “bake” something amazing! ::wink::” […]

  14. Yeah, maybe some peanut butter-cream cheese frosting. My brother loves chocolate and peanut butter. Perhaps some cocoa powder in the batter or chocolate frosting on top. Any idea on amount of cocoa powder you would use in the recipe?

  15. BRYCE, that sounds fabulous! My hubs loves chocolate and PB. I’ll have to give your idea a try with my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. If you try it, let me know how it tastes, k?

  16. […] de leche) which appeared on the blog, “I Love Cuppycakes.” Here is a link to the page with the recipe. Note: Substitute the peanut butter dulce de leche for the […]

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