Dulce de Leche Cheesecake

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A friend of mine was celebrating his birthday yesterday and asked that I make a Dulce de Leche Cheesecake for his party. Cheesecake?! Ugh. I had been dreading making this since he asked for it earlier in the week. Cheesecake is one of my least favorite sweets to bake. Getting it just right is a hassle and there's a meticulous science that goes into the baking. The tiniest diversion to the required steps can be disastrous. I'm all about EASY recipes. But it was a special occasion, so I couldn't say Read more [...]

Alfajores (Dulce de Leche Cookie Sandwiches)

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This is another one of those Latin American treats I miss from back home.  It's essentially a shortbread-like sandwich cookie filled with one of my favorite things in the world - Dulce de Leche. It's practically impossible to go wrong with this baby. In fact, it's practically impossible to go wrong with ANYTHING you slather Dulce de Leche on. There are many variations of the actual cookie, but I like this one in particular because it's simple to make and has an incredibly buttery texture Read more [...]

Tres Leches Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Buttercream Frosting

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Originally from Ecuador, I grew up eating tres leches for every special and not so special occasion throughout my childhood.  It truly is one of the best inventions in the culinary world and I have yet to try something as decadent and perfectly [overly] sweet as this traditional Latin American dessert. (In fact, stay tuned for my Tres Leches family recipe!) In my desperate search to make a smaller, slightly less caloric version of this sultry treat, I pulled together a few different recipes Read more [...]