Dulce de Leche-Filled Muffin Tin Donuts

Official LA LECHERA®
Dulce de Leche-Filled Muffin Tin Donuts
10 min
18 min
Makes 12 to 16 servings, 1 donut per serving

Key Ingredients

A can of Dulce de Leche featuring the La Lechera logo and a square slice of flan drizzled with caramel.
Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche 13.4 oz Can

13.4 oz. Can


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-fat buttermilk
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Nestlé® La Lechera® Dulce de Leche
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Make It

Step 1

Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 2

Whisk flour, ½ cup sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and nutmeg in large bowl until combined.

Step 3

Whisk together buttermilk, ½ cup melted butter and eggs in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Mix well with a rubber spatula.

Step 4

Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter in each muffin cup. Top batter with about ½ teaspoon dulce de leche. Cover dulce de leche with 1 tablespoon of batter.

Step 5

Bake at 400° F for 18 to 22 minutes or until donuts are light brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes.

Step 6

Combine remaining ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Remove donuts from pan. Brush 2 tablespoons melted butter on top of each donut. Roll in cinnamon-sugar. Place on wire rack to cool completely.

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