These dulce de leche brownies are made with our favorite fudgy brownies recipe and swirled with caramel-like dulce de leche. This recipe comes together super quickly and is so easy to make.
These brownies are fudgy, rich in chocolate flavor, have a crinkly top, and are gooey on the inside. This recipe is perfect for dulce de leche and chocolate lovers.
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Dulce de leche brownies ingredients:
Flour– we used all-purpose flour for this recipe, self-rising flour, and cake flour will work great as well.
Dutch cocoa powder– we like to use Dutch-process cocoa powder for our brownies because we like the deep and rich chocolate taste, but the natural cocoa powder will work great as well!
Granulated sugar– we like to use granulated sugar, also the most common sugar used in baking. Caster sugar will work great as well.
Eggs– To give the brownies a good structure. Make sure you’re using room-temperature eggs. This step ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. you don’t want to place cold batter into the oven. You will need 3 large eggs.
Vanilla extract– Vanilla extract Is an essential ingredient for brownies.
Salt– We used kosher salt for this recipe. Salt doesn’t give the brownies a salty taste, it helps to enhance the chocolate flavor.
Dark chocolate- use the best quality dark chocolate for the best flavor. You will need the dark chocolate for the brownie batter, and for the add-ins.
Butter- use refrigerated unsalted butter.
Dulce de leche- dulce de leche is a caramel-like spread that you can find in any supermarket in the baking aisle. You can make dulce de leche by yourself as well! Here are instructions for making dulce de leche.
These dulce de leche brownies are:
- Extremely easy to make.
- Extra chocolaty brownies that stay fresh for days!
- Made with simple ingredients.
- Perfect to make when you need a dessert to impress.
- Made in under an hour from start to finish.
- The perfect dessert for any occasion.
How to make dulce de leche brownies:
Preheat an oven to 180c (350f) and prep a parchment paper-lined 8 by 8-inch baking pan.
In a small mixing bowl, add the butter and the dark chocolate. Melt completely in the microwave or on a ben Marie. Let the chocolate mixture cool completely.
Add the sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla extract. Stir with a whisk until the mixture is combined.
Transfer the mixture into a big mixing bowl.
Sift the cocoa powder and flour into the mixture and lightly fold the dry ingredients into the wet batter. Don’t overmix! You don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have fudgy and moist brownies and not dense and dry brownies.
Pour the batter into a parchment paper-lined baking pan and scoop about 8 scoops of dulce de leche on top of the brownie batter.
Using a knife or a skewer, make swirls until you are satisfied with the look of the brownies. Don’t overmix so you can still see the swirls.
Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the tops of the brownies are crinkly. Make sure you line your baking pan with parchment paper to prevent the brownies to stick to the pan.
Let the brownies cool to room temperature and enjoy! I know it’s extremely tempting to eat these brownies as they are pulled out of the oven, but let these brownies cool for at least 20 minutes so they will be more firm and won’t crumble up. These brownies are extra moist, fudgy, and melt in your mouth delicious, so it will be worth it to wait these 20 minutes.
Dulce de leche brownies frequently asked questions:
What flour do you use for dulce de leche brownies?
We use all-purpose flour for brownies, cake flour will work great as well.
Can I use natural cocoa powder for these dulce de leche brownies?
We like to use Dutch prosses cocoa powder because it gives the cake a deeper rich chocolate taste, but the natural cocoa powder will work! It’s just a personal preference.
What is the best way to serve dulce de leche brownies?
The best way to serve brownies is with a cold cup of milk. another way we like to serve brownies is with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top and powder sugar on top. Another way to serve brownies is next to fresh fruit with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
How long will the dulce de leche brownies last?
These dulce de leche brownies will last up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the fridge, or for up to 3 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Cover the brownies with plastic wrap or foil to prevent them from drying out. These brownies taste amazing the day after.
Can I freeze dulce de leche brownies?
Yes! to freeze brownies, you will need to wrap the brownies in plastic wrap or foil, sealed in an airtight container or in an airtight resealable bag. You can freeze brownies for up to 2 months.
Tips to perfect this dulce de leche brownies recipe:
- Use room temperature ingredients. It is important that you use room-temperature ingredients like eggs and milk. This step ensures that your mixture mixes into a homogenous mixture and bakes perfectly. you don’t want to place cold batter into the oven.
- Don’t overmix the batter, you don’t want to develop the gluten in the flour. This step ensures you have fudgy and moist brownies and not dense and dry brownies.
- Measure your flour correctly! When measuring your flour, avoid scooping it with a measuring cup. Instead, stir the flour with a spoon to create as many air pockets as possible, and spoon it into your measuring cup. Finally, level it with a back of a knife.
- Add some of your favorite add-ins! Make this recipe your own and add your favorite muffins add-ins: chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, chopped pecans, chocolate chunks, M&M, caramel sauce, white chocolate, kinder, toffee, and more! Be creative!
- Be patient! I know it’s extremely tempting to eat these brownies as they are pulled out of the oven, but let these brownies cool for at least 20 minutes so they will be more firm and won’t crumble up. These brownies are extra moist, fudgy, and melt in your mouth delicious, so it will be worth it to wait these 20 minutes.
- Don’t overbake your brownies! to have super fudgy brownies, we like to underbake the brownies a little bit.
- Make sure you line your baking pan with parchment paper to prevent the brownies to stick to the pan.
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