Dulce De Leche As A Filling ?

Baking By jem2131 Updated 30 May 2014 , 2:58pm by LizyR99

jem2131 Posted 23 Apr 2011 , 4:56am
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Hello all..

I would like to use dulce de leche as a filling for an upcoming cake.. My question is , should i just use the dulce de leche from the can as a filling ? or should i mix the dulce de leche with something else? i have no clue what to do.. Has anyone tried this as a filling before? all advice welcomed.. thanks in advance icon_smile.gif

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SweetSuzieQ Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:22am
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I think it would depend on your tastes. At the right temp, it would be perfectly fine to use as is or, if you wanted a lighter taste texture, you could mix it with mascarpone or whipped cream or something.

DSmo Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:30am
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I use it right out of the can. I LOVE it, as do the people who eat the cakes.

It is kinda thick and sticky though, so it works better if you pipe it on then smooth it, rather than just trying to spread it right from the spatula.

jem2131 Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:38am
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Originally Posted by DSmo

I use it right out of the can. I LOVE it, as do the people who eat the cakes.

It is kinda thick and sticky though, so it works better if you pipe it on then smooth it, rather than just trying to spread it right from the spatula.




Thank you ! I was thinking of just using it from the can. Thanks for the tip about pipping it on. Would you be able to tell me what types of cakes have you paired this filling with ?

kimbordeaux Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:38am
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The cans of dulce de leche I purchase, think its by Nestle, say to keep refrigerated. Do you keep cakes in fridge if you use this as a filling?

jem2131 Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:41am
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Originally Posted by kimbordeaux

The cans of dulce de leche I purchase, think its by Nestle, say to keep refrigerated. Do you keep cakes in fridge if you use this as a filling?




Good question about the refrigeration part ?

DSmo Posted 24 Apr 2011 , 2:59am
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Originally Posted by jem2131


Thank you ! I was thinking of just using it from the can. Thanks for the tip about pipping it on. Would you be able to tell me what types of cakes have you paired this filling with ?




I use it with chocolate fudge cake. YUMMY!!!

And I haven't refrigerated the cakes because they are served the same day.

Corik Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:08pm
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I alway mix it with buttercream for a filling. Tastes delicious.

kater82 Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:15pm
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I mixed it with cream cheese and it was to die for! I have made it with chocolate cake and even vanilla cake and it was a hit!

lanana Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:24pm
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I used with nutella, dulce de leche and sliced almonds, yummmmm!!!

bakencake Posted 27 Apr 2011 , 11:45pm
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I accidentally stumbled into canned dulce the leche!!! I put it in my cupcakes and loved it!!! never thought of putting it in a cake.

SugarFiend Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:33am
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Originally Posted by lanana

I used with nutella, dulce de leche and sliced almonds, yummmmm!!!




Ooh! How did you go about that? (Blend together, spread one atop the other, alternating layers...?)

lanana Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:39am
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alternate layers or one atop of the other, still yummm. I love it wit vanilla cake, but with chocolate cake is amazing!!!!

VaBelle Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:43am
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I've used it straight from the can and just spread it on with my spatula with no problems. It's so good!

lanana Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 1:49am
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there is also sandwich cookie called Alfajor, from south america. It is filled with dulce de leche. I squeeze it and try to stain the border with the dulce de leche and then roll the border on grated coconut. It is the best!!! Our version can be whoopie pie with dulce de leche filling, what do u guys think??

TexasSugar Posted 28 Apr 2011 , 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by kimbordeaux

The cans of dulce de leche I purchase, think its by Nestle, say to keep refrigerated. Do you keep cakes in fridge if you use this as a filling?




I look at this as the same as using preserves and jams for fillings. The jars say refrigerate after open, but they are initially stored at room temp.

I've never had a problem using the Nestle's Dulce De Leche as a filling and leaving the cake out of the fridge. It has always tasted good and held up inside the cakes with out any issues. I do put leftovers, if I can keep the spoon out of it, in the fridge though. icon_smile.gif

crissiecruz Posted 18 Nov 2013 , 10:05pm
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[email protected] do you add anything to the nutella? because I find it hard to spread. Btw I am so for the whoopie pie with the dulce de leche filling!

LizyR99 Posted 30 May 2014 , 2:58pm
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AI used it with walnuts on chocolate cake and people keep asking for it!

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