It’s almost Cinco De Mayo, and I knew I needed a dessert that would celebrate this day in true style and these dulce de leche brownies did the trick. It all started a couple of weeks ago when I began having these horrible cravings for brownies. I love a good brownie, especially nice and warm, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yep, I like my brownies rich!
I saw a caramel brownie recipe from Annie’s Eats that seriously made me drool. I thought it would be great to adapt for Cinco De Mayo with dulce de leche. Dulce de leche is very similar to caramel. In fact, many people may not be able to taste the difference but there is a subtle difference since dulce de leche is typically made by caramelizing sweetened condensed milk.
Once the sweetened milk is caramelized, the result is luscious, silky and irresistible. Now just imagine it oozing out of gooey chocolaty brownies. Yep, I’m sure you get the picture now. My husband thought these dulce de leche brownies were incredible, in fact he said they were “absolutely delicious” (I know this because I remembered his statement verbatim to play back in my mind whenever I needed a moment of glorification).
It’s almost Cinco De Mayo, and I knew I needed a dessert that would celebrate this day in true style and these dulce de leche brownies did the trick. I love a good brownie, especially nice and warm, dusted with powdered sugar and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yep, I like my brownies rich!
- 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
- 12 oz. bittersweet chocolate coarsely chopped
- 11/4 cups sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. salt
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can dulce de leche
- Preheat the oven to 350? F. Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray.
- Line the pan with foil and spray the foil with cooking spray as well.
- Combine the butter and chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completed melted.
- Whisk or stir in the sugar, eggs and vanilla until incorporated.
- Stir in the flour and salt until just combined.
- Spread about half of the brownie batter in the bottom of the prepared pan in an even layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, keep the oven on, and let cool for 20 minutes.
- Next pour dulce de leche over the brownie batter.
- Lastly, pour the remaining brownie batter over the dulce de leche layer, make sure to spread it evenly otherwise it will be difficult to spread evenly over the dulce de leche layer.
- Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the final brownie layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely before slicing and serving.
Adapted from The Pastry Queen by Rebecca Rather via Annie’s Eats