Chocolate Cupcakes with Dulce de Leche Frosting

A simple recipe for irresistible fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with dulce de leche frosting.

A simple recipe for irresistible fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with dulce de leche frosting.

 Welcome to the new Roxana’s Home Baking! I’m so excited about the new home Kita @Pass the Sushi designed for me. I LOVE it!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for more than 1 year now. Seems like yesterday I was setting up a blog, figuring out how everything works, crying desperately for help.

Now, I’m not that far away. I still cry, I still ask for help and still don’t know what all these button in dashboard do. But hey, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this anniversary!

So mind the dust, get a cup of coffee or tea and celebrate with me! We’re having chocolate and dulce de leche cupcakes! Hope you’re not on a diet!

A simple recipe for irresistible fluffy chocolate cupcakes topped with dulce de leche frosting

  Baker’s notes
It’s the first time I’m using chia seed egg replacement. If you decide to use 1 egg instead you’ll probably have to add less milk. I haven’t tried the egg version, can’t tell you how much less

I used evaporated cane juice organic sugar, but any sugar will work just fine.

Vegan butter can be replaced with dairy butter. Margarine might work as well (haven’t tried)

Whole wheat pastry flour can be replaced with all purpose flour

Chocolate Cupcakes and Dulce de Leche Frosting |

Chocolate Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

35 minutes

Yield: 6


Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 4 tbsp small diced vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 generous tbsp cocoa
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tbsp almond milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 375F. Put 6 paper liners in a cupcake pan. Set aside.
  2. In your mixing bowl add the butter, flour, baking powder, cocoa, sugar and salt. With the paddle attachment on mix until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. In a small bowl mix the chia seeds with the water. Shortly it will become a gel. Add it to the dry ingredients and mix. Slowly add the milk.
  4. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking cups.
  5. Bake for about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool.
Dulce de Leche Frosting

Prep Time: 10 minutes

10 minutes

Yield: enough to frost 6 to 8 cupcakes

Dulce de Leche Frosting


  • 4 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 6 tbsp dulce de leche
  • few drops of milk


  1. With the paddle attachment on mix the butter with the sugar and sulce the leche on low speed until incorporated. Increase the speed and mix for further 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add few drops of milk if needed.
  3. Frost the cupcakes when completely cooled!

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  1. Radhika says

    Hugs to you Roxana. Not only you girl, I too love the new makeover of your space. This is much more comfortable too. Love the background too. God Bless you Roxana.

  2. says

    Roxana your new home rox! :) :) :) :)
    And I love this recipe of cupcake & frosting since they’re eggless … yay!
    I bookmark every eggless recipe I find, it sucks to not be able to bake all those amazing sweets that require eggs :(

  3. says

    And what a great start to another year of blogging + celebrating completion of one year with this huge amount of giveaway, wow!
    Count me in, please! :)

  4. says

    I’m subscribed to you by e-mail.
    For some reason it shows
    “Join 1 other subscriber” written in that section.
    What does that mean?
    Kinda gives the impression that there’s only 1 person subscribed, which is not true I’m sure!
    You might want to check… :)

  5. says

    I am a fan of your Facebook page!
    Just confirmed that your e-mail for switch over & inviting to your new blog was received.
    Though Blogger still shows your blog updates in my feed since I used to follow you there! :)

  6. Renata says

    Hey Roxana! Happy blog anniversary! I love the new looks of your blog, it looks so professional, as does all the work you put in here. Looking forward to many more years of your delicious treats!
    I’m a subscriber.
    All the best!

  7. Marsha @ The Harried Cook says

    Happy Blog Anniversary, Roxana! Love the new look of the blog, and those awesome cupcakes! And I love your generous giveaway! I would LOVE to win one of those Amazon cards!!! Who wouldn’t? :) Fingers crossed…

    And thanks for making it an international giveaway! I totally appreciate it and I’m hoping to win this one!

  8. says

    It’s amazing how time flies, isn’t it? May you have lots of happy blog anniversaries in the new “house”!! :))

    P.S. Go away, temptress, with your cupcakes! =))

  9. says

    Congrats on the one year mark of blogging! Great way to start the second one with a new look and a giveaway. I do like the new look.
    Your cupcakes must be delicious, I love the flavor combo! Happy Saturday.

  10. says

    Hi Roxana! I love how everything looks and I can’t believe its only been one year. Your recipes are always gorgeous and pictures are always so perfect. Congratulations!

  11. says

    Happy Blogiversary!!!!! Your new home looks just beautiful:-) AND yes I am on a healthier kick, but wouldn’t miss out on eating a cupcake to celebrate with you:-) You are so wonderful, I love your recipes, and learn from your photography:-) Sending hugs, Terra

  12. haniela says

    Happy Blogiversary!
    Your new site looks fantastic.Would be great if that cupcake had feet and could run to my house, it looks delicious.
    I signed up for updated via email.
    All the best in another year!

  13. says

    Roxana, your new look is fantastic!!!! Kita did an amazing job…I am so thrilled for you!!! And beautiful cupcakes, too…mmmmmmmm.

  14. says

    Congrats Roxana! Your site is so cute and fresh. I love it! You definitely picked a great sounding cupcake to celebrate with. Can’t wait to see what this next year of blogging brings :)

    • Roxana GreenGirl says

      I’m LOVING it! I could hardly believe when I saw it last night. It was way more beautiful then I expected!

  15. says

    What an incredibly generous giveaway! I am so glad you decided to start your blog. I so enjoy reading your wonderful recipes and getting to know you. The food blogging community is truly unique and special.

  16. Georgie says

    Happy anniversary – I make similar cupcakes & they’re a huge hit in our house. Nice to meet you through blog hop & look forward to your next chocolate creation.

  17. says

    Congrats Roxy, your blog look amazing..very very pretty!
    Cupcakes sound and look sooo good! You never disappoint my friend!
    And a great giveaway..Congrats on your first year of blogging!

    I am following you just about everywhere..
    :) Let’s start with our latest addition “Pinterest”

  18. says

    Congratulations Sweety, on your blog anniversary. Wish you many more wonderful years of blogging, I always love your recipes and photographs a lot, it’s really amazing. Keep up your good work and to celebrate this happy occasion, I wouldn’t mind to have this yummy treat, looks awesome.

  19. says

    Roxana, your new home looks beautiful and so do those cupcakes! I love how you added hearts to the top. You are so sweet to do this giveaway for your friends :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  20. Jean says

    Congrats, Roxana! You’ve certainly made the food blog world more enjoyable by being a part of it. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you through your blog and I look forward to more delicious posts from you!

  21. says

    Happy blogiversary Roxana!!! <3 I can't believe you've been blogging for only 1 year!!! :-)
    I wish you many many more to come!!

    The cupcakes look delicious and very pretty! I only just discovered dulce de leche and I am already addicted to it! LOL

  22. Ramona says

    Happy blog anniversary and congrats on the new site and look!! Well done. Wishing you all the success in the world!! ~ Ramona :)

  23. says

    What a great new site – love Kita, she is so creative! These cupcakes look absolutely gorgeous, great flavors!! Congrats on your first year!

  24. jacquie says

    congrats on your 1yr anniversary.

    just came across your recipe for apple walnut bread and i’m looking forward to trying it.

  25. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book says

    Happy 1st Blogoversary Roxana – you have achieved so much in your first year blogging – I am very excited to be along for the ride for the second year!
    Gorgeous cupcakes to celebrate!
    I follow you via email and on facebook and twitter.
    :-) Mandy

  26. Tabitha Abramson says

    OOooooh! Dulce de Leche was my FAVORITE ice cream flavor for a long time! Everything you make is so good Roxana! Yum! I liked you on Facebook and hope I win a gift card! Woohoo! <3 to you mama!

    • Roxana GreenGirl says

      Good morning Tabitha! Thanks for the sweet comments. You so sweet! You should come by the house someday so we can bake together. I really want to learn more about gluten free baking!

  27. Alida (Alida's Kitchen) says

    Happy Blogiversary! Love the website redesign – it’s so cute. Your cupcakes look beautiful. I’ve used flax as an egg replacement but never chia seeds – will definitely have to try it.

  28. says

    The cupcakes look so good. I like how you try eggless variations, I don’t know what chia seeds are, but I’ll keep it in mind :) Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  29. Jackie Dryden says

    I follow all your boards now on pinterest, thanks now I’m going to be consumed in lookig at everything! It’s awsome!

  30. Elena says

    Hi Roxana,
    Your blog looks amazing! I’ve been following you for a while and even tho I don’t leave comments on every post I just want to tell you’re amazing and I love getting your latest posts directly in my email.
    Thank you for this giveaway and happy blog anniversary!

  31. tanja@tanjascookingcorner says

    Happy 1st blog anniversary, Roxana! I am a big fan of your recipes, and am following your amazing blog for a while now. I am already following you on FB, Pinterest, Hellocotton and on Twitter :)
    Love these cupcakes!!!

  32. says

    I love the new site! Kita is soooo helpful with this stuff! And I REALLY love these cupcakes! I bought some chia seeds and wanted to try baking with them, can’t wait to try these cupcakes!

  33. bats says

    Oh-my-GOD!!! The frosting looks DIVINE!! I’m going to try this out tonight – so velvety and smooth – gorgeous

  34. says

    I am LOVING the new look!!! Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. I just “discovered” your blog not too long ago (Totally love it!), so I’m really looking forward to reading even more and drooling over your gorgeous food pics.

    These cupcakes look so sinfully delicious, especially the frosting. I have a can of dulce de leche just sitting in my pantry waiting to be used.

  35. says

    Happy Blog Anniversary sweetie! These cupcakes are stunning to say the least! And wonderful giveaway…I follow you everywhere I am sure, except I have not finished setting up my pinterest, I know I am so behind :)
    You new look is fantastic…big hugs

  36. Yuri - Chef Pandita says

    Happy Blogiversary! Kita did a great job here :) can’t wait to try your dulce de leche frosting. I wouldn’t mind winning this giveaway, God knows I’m addicted to amazon!

  37. sheena says

    happy blogiversary! those cupcakes look delish! i’ve never used chia egg replacement before in my baking, but i’m definitely looking into trying it out!

  38. sarah m says

    oh my god that dulce de leche frosting looks absolutely heavenly! i have to try making that… i have to make the cake for my moms wedding and this frosting is just what she is looking for!!!

  39. says

    Congrats on your first blogiversary! Wow Kita did the design? Wow amazing! And look at this delicious Chocolate Dulce de leche cupcakes!!! Beautiful and with heart shapes, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day too! Thank you for hosting giveaway, the generous one! :-) I’m looking forward to your 2nd year Roxana!!

  40. Mishaps and mayhem of a gluten free life says

    Congrats on blogging for a yr! I’ve been blogging for 7 months or so, it’s amazing how quickly u pick up things! It’s great to c ur blog go from small to something bigger. I’m in the process of extending my blog and perhaps going to a different host! Well done and great comp! I just had my first comp, it was after reviewing an e book! It’s very exciting! I wish you all the best. On twitter I’m @MMOAGFL! Xx

  41. Tanantha says

    Happy Blog Anniversary Roxana!! Yes time flies when you’re having fun hehe. I didn’t remember when exact I started – somewhere around Oct 2010 haha. That’s such a thoughtful gift to your readers!

  42. jude says

    I am so excited for the baking breads and dinner ideas especially! The cupcakes look and sound amazing…..I am just more of a savory girl (thankful for my lack of “sweet tooth” mostly!!!)

  43. says

    Wow those cupcakes look amazing! I need to get some dulce de leche! And this is such a great and generous giveaway! Whoever gets it is one lucky person :) Hope you have a fabulous day!

  44. says

    Your cupcakes look delicious! I didn’t know you could use chia seeds as an egg replacer. I just bought some chia seeds for smoothies and I can’t wait to try them in this way.

  45. Hyosun Ro says

    Congratulations!! Wow you’ve accomplished a lot over a year. These cupcakes are so adorable. I know I missed your giveaway, but just wanted to congratulate you.

  46. says

    Hi Roxana,
    Congratulations on the 1 year anniversary!! Your site is looking great. Of course your baked goodies always look spectacular. I really love the dulce de leche frosting and will have to try it soon.

    P.S. I have been blogging for 3 years this summer, and I still have moments when the tech end makes me want to cry :)

  47. Terris@ Free Eats says

    Congratulations! Your 1 year anniversary is a big deal. I can’t believe it though. I thought you had been doing this for a long time! The new design is looking great too! Oh, and the cupcakes? Gorgeous.

  48. says

    I love that these use whole wheat flour and you did an amazing piping job. Mine always comes out looking kind of pathetic. What tip did you use? They just look so perfect. :)

    Oh and I LOVE dulce de leche. I’m sure these taste amazing.

    Congratulations on your anniversary!

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