Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake-guest post

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I can not tell you how excited I am today.

It’s my Birthday! I’m 21…again!
But that’s not why I’m excited. I’m excited because my sweet friend Roxana baked me a cake!
Just over casual conversation about these Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes she made for her birthday, I mentioned that my birthday was coming up. A few days later she messaged me and asked if she could guest post and make a cake for me. Now don’t you love her already? I can’t tell you the last time someone made me a cake for my birthday. And Roxana’s cakes are something to look forward to, Just go check out her Triple Chocolate Layer Cake or her Brownie Bottom Cheesecake.
Roxana’s more than just a pretty cake (maker) she also makes bars-Chocolate Marshmallow Bars and Β cookies-Sandwich Sugar Cookies…oh and she bakes bread too-Chocolate Swirl Bread!
If this isn’t enough reason to love her, she’s got the most wonderful heart.
Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting |
Hello Chocolate Lovers. WOW, I feel like home!
I’m Roxana, a chocolate-anything-carbs-aholic and I blog at Roxana’s Home Baking.
I bake anything and everything. Cake, cheesecake, cupcakes, bars, cookies, bread, buns, rolls. You name it, I’ve baked it.
Few days ago, while making small talk, she mentioned that today is her birthday.
Happy Birthday dear Joan! I wish you all the chocolate goodness in the world!
You guys know what’s the sad part, if i may say so? Two of her family members are also born in September and they’re all caked out by the time her birthdays comes around.
Not to worry, i’m never caked out. And to prove I made I cake that will put you in a sugar coma. And you better believe me, when I say it!
Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting |
I’m talking three layers of rich chocolate cake sandwiched with dulce de leche frosting.
And that’s not all. More dulce de leche to make it pretty and some chocolate ganache to finish the cake in style.
I hope your blood pressure is not sky-rocking just by reading it.
Go grab a fork! I’m sharing this slice with you!
Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting |
Here’s a tissue, you have something on your chin.
You may wanna wipe it off before we bake another cake.
Hope you’re ready! Let’s do it!
Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting |
Chocolate Dulce de Leche Cake-guest post


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup packed (200 grams) brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup (150 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp (8 grams) baking powder
  • 1/2 cup (40 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk
  • Dulce de leche Frosting
  • 12 oz dulce de leche (scant 1 can dulce de leche)
  • 12 tbsp room temperature butter
  • 3 cups of sifted powder sugar
  • about 1 tsp milk (if needed)
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 150 grams semi-sweet chocolate
  • 150 grams butter


  1. Directions Chocolate Cake
  2. Heat the oven to 350F. Line an 8 inch springform with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In your mixing bowl, with the paddle attachment on, cream the butter and cream until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping the sides of the bowl after each addition. Add the vanilla extract.
  4. Separate, in another bowl, sift the flour with baking powder and cocoa. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
  5. Stir until just combines and there are no more lumps.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Leave to cool completely before slicing it.
  8. Chocolate ganache
  9. To make the chocolate ganache place the butter and chocolate in a medium saucepan and melt, over low heat.
  10. When the chocolate has melted, remove from the heat and leave to cool at room temperature until is think but still pour-able.
  11. If it gets too thick before you finish frosting the cake place the bottom of the saucepan in a pan with hot water (make sure no water gets in the chocolate) and stir to melt it just a wee bit.
  12. Dulce de Leche frosting
  13. To make the frosting cream the butter and dulce de leche. Slowly add the powder sugar, 1/2 cup at a time scraping the sides of the bowl down when needed. When all the sugar is added, increase the speed and mix for 1 more minute until smooth and shiny.
  14. If it's too stiff add few drops, up to 1 teaspoon of cold milk.
  15. Assembling the cake
  16. Cut the chocolate cake in 3 layers.
  17. Place the first layer on the serving plate and top it with almost 1/3 of the dulce de leche frosting. Spread the frosting evenly before topping it with the second layer of cake.
  18. Add another 1/3 of the dulce de leche frosting on top of the second layer of cake and spread it evenly.
  19. Add the third layer of cake.
  20. With the remaining dulce de leche frosting cover the sides of the cake.
  21. Chill the cake for 30 minutes.
  22. Pour the chocolate ganache on top of the cake spreading it with a cake knife/spatula pushing it slowly towards the sides of the cake.
  23. If you don't like the running chocolate of the sides you can prevent it by working on small areas making some there are no side drippings.
  24. Also, you may wanna have some frosting set aside, just in case
  25. Cool for few more hours before slicing it.
I have to say the cake is very rich, cut it in thin slices. Best served at room temperature.
Hope I’ll see you again on my blog
Roxana's home baking
Joan, thank you for inviting me to your marvelous place to celebrate your sweet birthday. Have a wonderful day my Friend,
Now you see why I love this lady so much. Be sure to pop over to her blog, find her on facebook or even Pinterest. Thank you Roxana, you made my day so special.
I’ll be sharing my scrumptious birthday cake with a few of these great parties.
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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. Happy Birthday Joan!
    Thank you for allowing me to make a cake for you, wish you lived closer πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for my cake! It’s probably a good thing we don’t live close, All the wonderful sugar floating around, I’d never want to eat anything nutritional again!

  2. Happy Birthday! Have a slice of that cake and savor the good things in your life!

  3. Happy Birthday, Joan! Nice to meet you and your blog. Any friend of Roxana’s has got to be a wonderful person! πŸ™‚

    Roxana, love the cake, everything about it. It was so thoughtful of you to bake this for Joan. You know, my bday is in December *hint, hint* πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  4. Happy birthday, Joan! I covet your cake. πŸ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday Joan! What a awesome cake!

  6. First of all, the cake is gorgeous … Secondly, Happy Birthday, Joan πŸ™‚

  7. Happy Birthday Joan;-)-your cake is gorgeous, love the flavors! Roxana knows how to bake a beautiful cake;-)

  8. Happy Birthday, Lady! So sweet of Roxana to make you that gorgeous cake. I hope you have a great day!

  9. Happy Birthday, Joan! What a perfect cake for your celebration – Roxana knows how to sweeten up birthdays! πŸ™‚

  10. Happy Birthday Joan! Hope you have an Amazing day. What a gorgeous cake Roxana baked for you. YUM

  11. Happy Birthday! Hope it’s a great one–it would have to be, with that cake! =)

  12. Dulce de leche … YUUUUUM ! It seems very good.

  13. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel says:

    Happy Birthday Joan!! What a gorgeous cake!

  14. I need a friend like her! Happy Birthday.

  15. Oh my – this looks decadent. happy Birthday! the 11th anniversary of my 39th birthday is coming really soon – I want a cake like this!!

  16. Wow this cake is fantastic, I wish I had a huge piece of it right now. Nice to meet you Joan through Roxana. You have a lovely space here. Happy Birthday as well.

  17. I spent a afternoon making this cake for a very nice church auction. I am a seaasoned baker and have made verious amounts of cakes in my life. This recipe is flawed. It did not turn out at all. I was very dissapointed and upset.

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