Dunked Dulce de Leche Doughnuts

You know I have a weakness for doughnuts. The proof is in the, well, doughnuts. Be it the one that started my addiction—Banana Doughnuts with Banana Frosting—or the next ones that kept fueling my doughnut fires: Spiced Powdered Doughnuts, Red Velvet Doughnuts, Chocolate-Peanut Butter Doughnuts, Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts or the Vanilla-Glazed Chocolate Chip Doughnuts.

And that’s just the start of something sweet…here are my Dunked Dulce de Leche Doughnuts. The dunk is the difference between something good and something totally unforgettable.

Dunked Dulce de Leche Doughnuts

For the dulce de leche doughnuts:

  • 1½ cups Silvana’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Multi-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

For the dulce de leche glaze:

  • ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche
  • ¼ cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar (sifted)
  1. Make the doughnuts: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 nonstick 6-count doughnut pans with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, melted butter, brown sugar, dulce de leche, milk and vanilla until smooth; add to the flour and whisk until combined. Spoon into the prepared doughnut pans until ¾ full and bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 16 minutes; let cool slightly.
  3. Make the glaze: In a medium saucepan, melt the brown sugar with the butter and salt over moderate heat, stirring occasionally. Bring to a boil and stir in the dulce de leche, milk, corn syrup and vanilla. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the confectioners’ sugar and stir until combined.

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