Saturday, October 23, 2010

Classic Yellow Cake with Dulce De Leche Frosting

I made this cake for Carlos birthday a few weeks ago. I asked him what cake he likes for his birthday and all he wants is a simple yellow cake with Dulce De Leche Frosting. Carlos (from Argentina) grew up eating DDL with all his dessert so it is his all time favorite. But for me when I heard DDL I already can imagine how sweet the cake will taste which I am not a big fan of, but since it is his birthday I can’t say no to his request. Then I remember seeing Wendy made frosting out of fresh cream and DDL and decided to use that.


As for the yellow cake it is just a simple yellow cake recipe which I used often but the highlight of this cake is the frosting. Let me tell you the frosting is to die for. The cake was not too sweet and has a great flavor of DDL. I will definitely use this frosting again for his birthday cake next year. For the frosting recipe you can refer to Wendy’s posting here.


Here are a few pictures I took of the cake. It is not the best looking cake as I hardly decorate a cake. If you are a regular reader of this blog you will notice that most of the cakes here are bare. Nevertheless Carlos was happy with it.

26 comments:

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

It looks good to me,
I don't like too complicated cake designs.
The frosting's very nice right?
I could just lick the bowl clean. Hahaha!!
I think Carlos was grinning from ear to ear when he saw this, some more in heart shape, Awww... so sweet.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Such a sweet heart cake. :) I must must try to make a DDL cake...looks delicious! Happy birthday to Carlos!

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Happy birthday to Carlos! It's a beautiful cake, what are you talking about, Gert???

Anncoo said...

Beautiful sweet heart cake. I've not tried DDL yet, just afraid it is too sweet. But I am inspired by your beautiful cake and I am going to book yours and Wendy recipe too.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

I also making again Wendy's recipe of DDL cream as a birthday cake,simply heavenly.

Ngoc said...

Beautiful cake!!

PlumLeaf 李葉 said...

Happy Birthday to your Carlos! Fantastic looking cake! You're just being too modest - your cake decorating skills are fabulous!!!

Ho Ho Ho said...

It may not be the best looking cake in your eyes... but to mine~ it is awesome!!!

zurin said...

A beautiful cake! I bet Carlos was a very happy birthday boy!:)

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Gertrude, this is such a beautiful birthday cake. Carlos can't be happier, I am sure.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Carlos! There is no complaint about this cake, look delicious and well done.

busygran said...

It's a beautiful cake and a delicious one too!

Shereen said...

Gert,
One of very few times I see a dressed cake from you..lol!...but very nice leh.Nice height,nice colour and nice decorating.Thought of you today and I got something for you.Hopefully when I can get the rest of the stuff,I'll send it to you.Happy Birthday to Carlos..the cake must be finger licking good,eh?

CaThY said...

Wow.. such a mouth watering cake! *Thumbs up, slurp* *^_^*

ICook4Fun said...

Wendy, thank you. I like things simple. ha ha yea the frosting were good. Carlos like it a lot.

Bee Bee, thank you.

Ju, thank you.

Anncoo, you should try it out as they were really good. The only problem with DDL is the sweetness. Too sweet for our Asian palate :)

Jess, yes it is.

Ngoc, thanks

Plumleaf, thank you. I am not good at decorating at all :)

ICook4Fun said...

Ho Ho Ho, thank you :)

Zurin, thank you. Yes he is happy with the cake.

Shirley, any desert with DDL he will be happy :)

Sonia, thank you.

Busygran, thank you.

Shereen how was your trip to CC? You know me, I hardly dress up my cake. Extra dressing extra calories ha ha.. no choice it is Carlos birthday. If you have a chance try out the frosting. They were good :)

Cathy, thank you.

Cheah said...

A very beautiful cake made out of love for your Carlos! Happy belated Birthday!

pigpigscorner said...

Beautiful! I want to try that frosting, sounds amazing!

Yummy Koh said...

Very pretty cake. I dare not try DDL cos I feel it is very sweet although the cake looks very tempting.

coffeesncookies said...

a very beautiful cake for the love of your life. ... well done !

Elin said...

Gertrude...awww I miss it Carlos Birthday I mean. That sure is a cake full of love :) A belated Happy Birthday Wishes to Carlos. He is a October baby too ! :)

Great cake !

Katie said...

Looks fantatsic and really elegant. Love all the detailed decoration. Great flavpur combo too. yum

ICook4Fun said...

Cheah, thank you.

Pigpigscorner, yes do try the frosting out. It is really good.

Yummy Koh, at least try it out once :)

Coffeencookies, thank you :)

Elin, yes another October babies and thank you for the wishes.

Katie, thank you.

crustabakes said...

This cake looks so pretty! and the layering is so neat. :)

Deeba PAB said...

That's a gorgeous looking cake, and the frosting looks so good! Thank you for sharing this!

Beachlover said...

wow!! Gert your cake deco look really great!!