I love everything with pumpkin! I told you before, until I moved to the US, how my experience was with it here when I posted the shrimp in a pumpkin dish. I was dying to ask Marilyn to make a pumpkin cake for me because I know I can’t just eat a slice…So I was holding back my desire! Finally, I asked her and she made not only the moistest cake on earth but she add a Brazilian twist: dolce de leite frosting.
For those who don’t know what dulce de leite is (in English) it is a sweet prepared by slowly heating sweetened condensed milk or you can make it with milk and sugar to create a product that derives its taste from caramelized sugar. Literally translated, it means “candy of milk” . It’s very popular in Brazil and I grew up eating it homemade by my grandma. So yummy!! Here is a sneak peek on our Instagram.
If you are wondering how to find dolce de leite in the grocery stores… I never saw it! I bought mine at the Brazilian store, but for sure you can find it in any Latino store in US. I used this one.
1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can pumpkin
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon mace
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup dulce de leite
1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in Kitchenaid (or hand mixer) until light and fluffy. Stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, salt and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix at low speed until combined and the batter is smooth. Spread the batter into a greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
Mix cream cheese, butter and dulce de Leite with Kitchenaid mixer (or hand mixer) until smooth. Add the sugar and mix at low speed until combined. Stir in the vanilla and mix again. Taste and add more or less cream cheese and/or dulce de leite to suit your own taste. Spread on cooled pumpkin cake.
Time to attack!! lol
Have a great week!
Beijos e Tchau!
Ludmilla and Marilyn Chudda!