Dulce de Leche Cream Cake

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 1 hrs 40 min
Yields: 12 servings


This easy and delicious Dulce de Leche Cream Cake recipe has a creamy, caramel topping that creates a delicious taste sensation.


  • 1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted


PREPARE cake mix according to package directions for 13 x 9-inch baking pan; cool completely in pan on wire rack.

PLACE sweetened condensed milk in a large, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on MEDIUM power, stirring halfway through, for 4 minutes. Reduce to MEDIUM-LOW power; microwave, stirring with wire whisk every few minutes, for 16 to 24 minutes or until thick and light caramel colored. Stir in caramel topping. Cool for 15 minutes. Spread evenly over cake. Cool completely.

BEAT cream in a large mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar and vanilla extract; beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon over cake; sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

Perfect for Dinner Paty or BBQ

by C. , Trophy Club, TX on Jun. 2007

I made this for the first time for a backyard bbq party and everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe! This is a keeper and will add to my favorite recipes.

Creamy Caramel Cake

by M. Marie , SUNRISE, FL on Jun. 2007

Absolutely delicious! This was not difficult to make, but sensational to serve. An easy cake to travel with or serve, as it's prepared in the pan to serve from the pan. I also poked holes in the cooled cake so the topping would drizzle into the cake; served with freshly whipped cream it is delicious. My family wants more!

Wonderful Dulce de Leche cake!

by K. Kate , on May. 2007

Awesome cake! I made it for a Cinco de Mayo party for youth. The kids and the adults loved it! It was different to make, but not difficult. My family has already requested I make it again- its the first time they've liked something that isn't chocolate!

Just love caramel

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on Feb. 2007

I love this one, it's just a great idea putting the caramel in this one. this makes the cake. and so easy to make too. I like to put the French Vanilla wipped topping on it instead of the original. but they still taste great with either one.

Great Recipe

by S. SANDRA , DETROIT, MI on Oct. 2006

I made this cake for my brother at Thanksgiving(2005) and he just loved it. It was not as difficult to make as I thought it would be; as a matter of fact I had so much fun making it that I think I am going to do it again this year. My family just can't seem to get enough of it.


by h. heidi , Prineville, OR on Oct. 2006

It was quick and easy recipe, A big hit at our house, i added shaved white chocolate for presentation and WOW its a keeper

this is a keeper

by S. Sindy , EUGENE, OR on Oct. 2006

Everyone that tasted this demanded the recipe. A five year old wanted it for his Mom. Way easier to make than I anticipated. I have made it 6 times because of requests.


by C. , on Sep. 2006

This cake is fantastic! I brought it to Latin food day at work, and it was gone in no time. It is really easy to make (I mess up everything I try, especially baking), but it did take a long time since you have to wait for everything to cool. I used french vanilla cake mix, poked holes so the caramel could run into the cake and drizzled the whipped cream top with caramel. Next time I won't cool down the caramel layer as much, since it was a little hard to spread.

Dulce de Leche Cream Cake

by J. Joey , San Antonio, TX on Jun. 2006

Oh My Goodness! This recipe is out of this world and oh so good. If you haven't tried it your missing out!!! It is a very popular cake here in San Antonio.


by J. Jennifer , Silver Creek, Ny on Jun. 2006

I made this for a Father's Day gathering and thought it was delicious. I always like dressing up a cake mix and this is an unusual way to do it. My kids loved it.