Last night was Taco Night at the Olson House.
We don't have a standing, weekly Taco Night, but I've read of such things on blogs and Pinterest boards.
Okay, I just made that up, but I needed an excuse to say 'Taco Night' because it's fun to say and I didn't want to mislead anyone into thinking it's an actual thing here.
We were not up to ending the meal with a pinata, but I did make these cupcakes and they were ah-may-ZING.
It was a semi homemade-esque recipe I came up with myself.
Sometimes my cupcakes run on the dry side, these were moist and muy fantastico.
Sticky Dulce de Leche Cupcakes
1 box yellow cake mix
1 package instant butterscotch pudding
1 stick soft butter or margarine
2/3 c. milk
1/3 can dulce de leche (you will use the rest later)
1/2 c water
1/4 tsp orange zest (Thank you Lisa!)
Whip all that business together.
batter should be fluffy and airy, the pudding makes it have a more foamy texture than regular cake batter.
full cupcake cups about 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done
1/2 package cream cheese
1/2 stick soft butter
another 1/4 tsp orange zest
dash of cinnamon
1/3 can of dulce de leche
1/4 cup milk
Whip that together, then add powdered sugar until it's the consistence you like- I used about 2-3 cups.
With remaining dulce de leche, microwave it until it is a liquid. I mixed a little caramel syrup we had for ice cream, too. Needs to be 'drizzle' consistency. (I poured mine into the empty caramel syrup bottle.)
Frost the cupcake and drizzle fo'shizzle.
Yeah, I just said 'for shizzle.'
Don't judge me, Dawg.
Make the cupcakes and then remember why you put up with this from me.
Taco Night will never be the same.