Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes

Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes

So…these cupcakes are no joke.  Evident by the rich chocolate frosting swirled with straight dulce de leche, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart.  Shield your eyes New Year’s resolutioners!  This little treat is going to make you cheat for sure.  I don’t know if you’ve baked much with the Alfajor cookie or if many of you have tasted one.  My father is from Buenos Aires, Argentina so I grew up on these things.  Along with dulce de leche and comforting Yerba Mate tea.  The utterly delicious Alfajor is two soft cookies sandwiched with dulce de leche.  The best kind are dipped in dark chocolate, just like the ones I used.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 ounces of dark chocolate, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup regular sour cream
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup room temperature water
  • 6 chocolate covered Afajor cookies cut into quarters.
  • 1 can or jar (13 ounces) of your favorite dulce de leche
  • 1 batch of chocolate cream cheese frosting (also on cupcakeproject.com)
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