Dulce de Leche Cupcakes

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My friend recently asked me to make him a tres leches cake and while I normally could do so, I was missing the main ingredients. Instead I created sinful dulce de leche cupcake with a salted butter caramel glaze. Some of my best creations come from improvising. These cupcakes turned out great!

Ingredients

– 1 1/4 c flour
– 1 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp baking soda
– 1/2 tsp salt
– 1/2 c sugar
– 1/4 c packed light brown sugar
– 1/3 c oil
– 1 c non-dairy milk
– 2 tsp vanilla
– 1 tsp grated lemon zest

For the glaze
– 1/2 c non-dairy milk
– 1 Tbls cornstarch
– 1/4 c brown sugar
– 1 Tbls butter
– 1/4 c maple syrup
– 1/2 tsp caramel extract
– coarse sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Sift together dry ingredients
3. Beat together wet ingredients
4. Create a well in the dry ingredents, pour wet into dry and stir until everything is mixed together
5. Pour into 12 cupcake liners, bake for 22-24 minutes
6. While cupcakes are baking, create the glaze by heating milk and cornstarch, stirring well
7. Once mixture simmers, add brown sugar and butter. When this thickens, add maple syrup and extract
8. Let cupcakes fully cool before adding the sweet and sticky glaze. Top with a few sprinkles of course sea salt

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