Delicious Dulce de Leche-Filled Pound Cake Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I cook up a delicious storm of Brazilian and American cuisine. Today, I am excited to share with you my recipe for pound cake with Dulce de Leche filling. This sweet and creamy treat is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and make any occasion special.

Growing up in Brazil, I have always been a big fan of Dulce de Leche, which is made from condensed milk, sugar, and vanilla. It’s a favorite in many Latin American countries and is used in a variety of desserts. This Pound Cake with Dulce de Leche Filling recipe has been passed down through generations in my family, and it’s one of my all-time favorites.

This recipe is perfect for any occasion – birthdays, holidays or just as an indulgence after a long day. And the best part? You can easily make it at home with just a few ingredients.

So come on into my kitchen and let’s whip up an irresistible Pound Cake with Dulce de Leche Filling – the perfect dessert for anyone who loves sweets!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling
Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling

Is there anything more satisfying than biting into a slice of moist, buttery cake with a rich, creamy filling oozing out? The answer is no! And that’s exactly what you’ll get with this Pound Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling recipe.

Let me tell you why you’ll love this indulgent dessert. First and foremost, it’s incredibly easy to make. With only a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, you don’t have to be an expert baker to nail this recipe. Plus, the result is a showstopper cake that looks and tastes like it took hours to make.

But the real star of this recipe is the dulce de leche filling. This irresistible caramel-like sauce made from sweetened condensed milk will give your taste buds a sweet symphony of flavor. It’s the perfect match for the rich pound cake and adds an unexpected element to this classic dessert.

And if that weren’t enough, this Pound Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling is extremely versatile. It’s perfect for any occasion, from a family gathering to a fancy dinner party. You can even customize it by adding your favorite toppings, like fresh berries or toasted coconut flakes.

So trust me when I say you need this recipe in your life! Master it once and I guarantee it will become a staple in your dessert repertoire.

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven: indulging on our pound cake with dulce de leche filling
A slice of heaven: indulging on our pound cake with dulce de leche filling

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling Recipe:

For the cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup low-fat margarine or butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Dulce De Leche (store-bought or homemade)

For the filling:

  • ½ can of condensed milk (14 oz)
  • 100g of unsalted butter at room temperature

Optional Toppings:

  • Powdered sugar for dusting
  • Extra drizzle of Dulce de Leche

This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

The Recipe How-To

 The ooey-gooey goodness of dulce de leche stuffed into a classic pound cake
The ooey-gooey goodness of dulce de leche stuffed into a classic pound cake

Now, let’s dive in and learn how to make this delicious Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling Recipe.


  • 1 cup + 2 cups purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat margarine or 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur or pineapple juice (if you want a non-alcoholic option)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dulce de leche

Step 1: Preheat oven

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line your cake pan with parchment paper, and lightly spray the parchment paper and sides of the pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.

Step 2: Mix dry ingredients

In a separate medium-sized bowl, whisk together the 1 cup of flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.

Step 3: Beat sugar and butter

In a large mixing bowl, beat the 2 cups of granulated sugar and the low-fat margarine or unsalted butter for about 3 minutes on medium speed until light and fluffy.

Step 4: Add eggs

Add the eggs one at a time, beating each for several seconds who after adding.

Step 5: Combine dry ingredients

Gradually mix in the dry ingredients alternatively with Irish cream liqueur, mixing well after each addition. Toss dulce de leche on top of batter and swirl using a fork or spatula.

Step 6: Bake

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

And that’s it! You’ve just made an absolutely beautiful Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling Recipe that everyone will love. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A delectable treat for any occasion: pound cake with dulce de leche
A delectable treat for any occasion: pound cake with dulce de leche

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try some substitutions and variations to this recipe to make it your own. Here are some ideas to start with:

– For a boozy twist, replace the vanilla extract with Irish cream liqueur.

– If you’re looking for a lower-fat option, swap out the unsalted butter for low-fat margarine and use less sugar in the batter.

– Instead of dulce de leche filling, you can try using pineapple or apple pie filling for a fruity twist.

– For a chocolate lover’s dream cake, mix cocoa powder into the batter and top it off with a chocolate dulce de leche swirl.

– To turn this pound cake recipe into a layer cake, just bake two or three cakes and sandwich them together with your favorite frosting. Cream cheese frosting works particularly well with the creamy sweetness of dulce de leche.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your substitutions and variations! The possibilities are endless when it comes to baking, so have fun and experiment until you find the perfect combination that suits your taste buds.

Serving and Pairing

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy caramel-filled pound cake
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this creamy caramel-filled pound cake

Once you have baked this scrumptious pound cake with dulce de leche filling, you will be eager to serve and taste it. There are many wonderful ways to enjoy this cake just by itself, but you can also pair it with a variety of delicious sides.

For a simple and classic pairing, I recommend serving this cake with coffee or tea. The subtle sweetness of the cake and the rich flavors of dulce de leche will nicely complement your favorite hot beverage.

Another option is to pair this cake with fresh fruits like strawberries or raspberries because they add a zesty contrast to the sweetness of the cake. A dollop of whipped cream on top will create the perfect balance and make each bite heavenly.

If you’re feeling extra indulgent, try topping this cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combination of the warm pound cake and creamy ice cream will melt in your mouth and take your taste buds to the next level.

Lastly, if you’re up for more experimentation, consider trying out different homemade cream cheese frostings that would go well with this cake such as chocolate dulce de leche frosting or vanilla marble frosting.

Overall, there are endless options for pairing and serving this delicious pound cake filled with dulce de leche. Experiencing it with different sides is a fun adventure that will make each bite unique and enjoyable every time.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 It's all in the layers: the perfect amount of dulce de leche sandwiched between fluffy pound cake
It’s all in the layers: the perfect amount of dulce de leche sandwiched between fluffy pound cake

One of the great things about this Pound Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. Here are some tips on how to store and reheat the cake:

To store the cake, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place it in an airtight container. The cake can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

If you want to reheat a frozen pound cake slice, allow it to thaw at room temperature first. Then, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and place the slice on a baking tray. Heat it up for about 10 minutes or until it’s warmed through.

For reheating a whole cake from the fridge, sprinkle some water on top of the cake before wrapping it with foil. This will help keep the cake moist. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C) and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

To avoid drying out the pound cake, make sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil when storing. You could also brush some sugar syrup or any fruit liqueur over the cake before wrapping and storing. This will keep it moist.

If you plan on making this recipe ahead of time, another option would be to bake mini pound cakes or cupcake sized pound cakes. These smaller portions can easily be reheated in a toaster oven or microwave, making them a convenient go-to snack.

Remember that pound cake tastes best fresh out of the oven, but with these storage tips, you can have delicious dulce de leche filled pound cake anytime!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A match made in heaven: the rich caramel flavor of dulce de leche and buttery pound cake
A match made in heaven: the rich caramel flavor of dulce de leche and buttery pound cake

Baking a pound cake with dulce de leche filling can be intimidating, but with careful attention and patience, you can achieve the perfect results. Here are some tips to make your pound cake the best filled dulce de leche cake ever.

1. Use room temperature ingredients

Before you start mixing the ingredients, make sure they are at room temperature. This allows them to blend better, creating a light and fluffy batter. When the ingredients are not at the same temperature, they tend to separate instead of combining.

2. Be precise with measurements

Accuracy is key in baking, so use measuring cups and spoons to ensure that you’re adding the right amount of each ingredient. Small variations in measurements can affect the texture and flavor of your pound cake.

3. Cream butter and sugar together properly

To achieve the perfect texture of your pound cake, cream the butter and sugar together until it becomes light and fluffy. This allows air into the mixture, which will contribute to the tender crumb that you’re looking for.

4. Don’t overbeat the batter

Be careful when mixing in each ingredient as overbeating creates tough cakes instead of soft and tender ones.

5. Tap out air bubbles

After pouring your batter into your baking pan, tap it gently on a flat surface to release any air bubbles that may have formed. Air pockets create uneven textures while also expanding during baking.

6. Check with a toothpick

Before removing it from the oven, check if your cake is fully baked by inserting a toothpick into its center; if it comes out clean then it is fully cooked.

By following these tips, you’ll likely end up with a pound cake pineapple dulce de leche bundt cake recipe that’s light, fluffy, and perfectly flavored like those served at top-notch bakeries worldwide.

Bottom Line

So what are you waiting for? Give this Pound Cake with Dulce De Leche Filling Recipe a try and indulge in its rich and decadent flavors. Make it for your weekend brunch or a special occasion, and impress your family and friends with this show-stopping dessert.

Trust me, the combination of moist pound cake and creamy dulce de leche filling is so irresistible that you won’t be able to resist a second serving. And with my easy-to-follow instructions, you can whip up this cake in no time, even if you’re not an experienced baker.

I hope you enjoyed reading this recipe article as much as I enjoyed writing it for you. Don’t forget to share your feedback and tag me on social media when you try out this recipe!

So go ahead, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and let’s get baking!

Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling

Pound Cake With Dulce De Leche Filling Recipe

I just played around with my original pound cake recipe and developed this decadent dessert. A touch of irish cream, toasted almonds and dulce de leche make a regular pound cake an outstanding dessert that will leave you wanting more! And it is also perfect for b-day cakes!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Latin American
Calories 145.9 kcal


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat margarine
  • 1 stick low-fat butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons irish cream (bailey's is great)
  • 4 large eggs, separated


  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds


  • Preheat you oven to 350°F.
  • Cream butter and margarine with sugar.
  • While the butters and sugar cream mix in separated bowl flour an baking powder.
  • In an other bowl mix orange juice, vanilla and irich cream.
  • Pour egg yolks into the butter mixture, one at a time.
  • Mix in the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients alternating.
  • In a separate bowl, wisk the egg whites until they form soft peeks.
  • With a large spoon (wooden spoon or spatula) mix in the egg whites into the mixture.
  • Pour into the pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.
  • As soon as it comes out of the oven unmold it. (this will avoid over cooking).
  • Let it cool for 30 mins, and divide it using a nylon thread.
  • The nylon thread technic, is very easy and accurate for us who are not too handy with the serrated knife. Just mark with toothpicks the midpoint on the side of your cake in 4 spots.
  • With a long string of nylon thread, holding it tight, place your right hand in one of the toothpicks and move the left hand around marks passing the thread thru the cake.
  • In a skillet toast the almonds for 5 mins, until they are crunchy.
  • Safe a 1/4 cup of dulce de leche and pour it onver one side of the cake
  • sprinkle almonds over, and top it with the other side of the cake.
  • Enjoy.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 54gCalories: 145.9kcalCarbohydrates: 26.3gProtein: 3.9gFat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 52.9mgSodium: 63.4mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 13.7g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, For Large Groups, Mexican
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.