Trader Joes Dulce De Leche Cake

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Yesterday I went to Trader Joes in search of a few things to pack my lunches for this week. In doing so, I made one major mistake, I went while I was hungry. If you have a Trader Joes near you and shop there frequently you might know how affordable their prices are, and how amazing their products tend to be. They are always coming out with new things that are worth trying and I end up leaving the store with three times the amount of stuff that I intended to buy. They also do food demos in the store, which until yesterday I never took the time to try. Yesterday, however, they were making cake. Wonderful, warm, chocolate-y, vanilla cake, and I had to have it. I bought all the ingredients, grabbed a slip of paper with the recipe and headed home. It turned out so perfect I had to share the recipe here, if you live anywhere near a Trader Joes, get yourself there immediately and make this cake! If not, it can probably made with ingredients you can find at another grocery store with just a few adjustments.

1 Package of Vanilla Cake Mix (the Trader Joes version has vanilla beans in the mix which are amazing)
2 Eggs
1 Cup of cold milk
1 Stick of butter
1 jar of Dulce de Leche
1 Package of cocoa dusted truffles with toffee bits (this would be the most difficult ingredient to find at a regular grocery store, but regular chocolate icing would taste just as good on top!) 

On the healthy scale this recipe is a 0, but so worth it. After you prepare the batter for the cake, mix an entire jar of dulce de leche directly into it. Pour the mixture into a greased cake pan, and bake according to the temperature on the cake box for 40-50 minutes. As soon as the cake is finished baking, open the package of truffles and place them directly on top of the hot cake. They will immediately begin to melt and you can spread them easily with a spatula onto the top of the cake till there is an even layer of chocolate sauce.

The final product wasn’t so pretty, so unfortunately I don’t have an after picture, but you’ll have to take my word for it. I wanted to eat the whole cake when it was done, but I limited myself to one piece, somehow.

What’s your favorite thing to make with Trader Joes ingredients?

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