White Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes

White Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes

Welcome to Alfajor Cupcakes part deux.  A few weeks ago I made Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting swirled with dulce de leche.  They were, to put it lightly…to die for.  So, just to make sure I’m covering all bases, I baked some white chocolate ones.  Truth be told, there are some people out there that don’t LIKE chocolate.  Craziness.  They prefer white, which I affectionately call naked chocolate.  Pair naked chocolate with dulce de leche and I’m sold.

I found a recipe for white chocolate cupcakes from The Curvy Carrot, which boasted to give a moist cupcake with ultimate white chocolate flavor.  It was exactly what I was looking for.  I wanted to make sure when eaten, it was unmistakably a white chocolate cupcake and not vanilla.  I crumbled some of my favorite Alfajor cookies (these were dipped in white chocolate) and baked them right in the batter.  The Alfajor cookies can be found on Gaucho Direct.  Even if you aren’t planning on making these cupcakes, get some Alfajores.  You won’t be disappointed.  They rock.  The frosting is simple and easy, made with tons of dulce de leche.  To make  a stiffer frosting just add a little more sugar than the recipe calls for.  It comes out fluffy and caramely and just plain yummy.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup softened butter
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 4 ounces good-quality white chocolate, chopped and melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup plus 1 tbs milk (I used skim)
  • 2 chopped alfajor cookies

Ingredients

  • 10 tbs dulce de leche
  • 4 tbs softened butter
  • 2- 2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbs milk
Read the whole recipe on Yummy Crumble