Brown Sugar Snack Cake With Dulce De Leche Frosting Recipe

This easy snack cake with its ridiculously simple and rich frosting is a celebration of the delicious simplicity of brown sugar. 


FOR THE CAKE: – 1 & 1/2 cups (180g) all-purpose flour – 1 teaspoon baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup (200g) packed light brown sugar – 2 large egg – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1/2 cup (113g) sour cream – 1/2 cup chopped nut – 1/2 cup butterscotch chip FOR THE FROSTING: – 6 ounces (170g) dulce de leche (a generous 1/2 cup) – 4 ounces (113g) cream cheese, at room temperature – 1 teaspoons vanilla extract

MAKE THE CAKE: Preheat oven to 350°F. Parchment an 8-inch baking pan. Grease paper and pans. Grease the pan instead of lining. 

Step 1


Grease the pan instead of lining. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 

Step 2

Beat butter and brown sugar until fluffy with a medium-speed electric mixer. After adding each egg, mix well. Mix in vanilla. 

Step 3

Lower the mixer speed. Three portions of flour mixture and two portions of sour cream are added. Mix until combined or flour streaks remain. 

Step 4

Mix nuts and butterscotch chips. Place batter in pan and spread evenly. Bake 30–35 minutes until a pick inserted into the centre comes out clean. 

Step 5

In the pan, cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Use the parchment overhang to cool on a wire rack. 

Step 6

Make the frosting by mixing dulce de leche, cream cheese, and vanilla in an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. 

Step 7

Frost the cooled cake. Sprinkle reserved pecans on cake. 

Step 8

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