Easy dulce de leche chocolate cake

Easy Dulce de leche chocolate cake

This Dulce de leche chocolate cake is an easy, one-bowl recipe and requires no frosting, making it fuss-free. The perfect cake to feed a crowd!
Course Chocolate cake, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate cake, Dulce de leche, Easy chocolate cake recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 358kcal
Author Alida Ryder


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1 cup boiling water/coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

For the topping

  • 2 cups dulce de leche
  • sprinkles


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Grease and line a 30cm x 20cm cake pan with parchment/baking paper. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. 
  • Mix all the wet ingredients in a separate bowl/measuring jug and pour into the dry ingredients. 
  • Mix until just combined then pour batter into the prepared cake pan. 
  • Place into the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. 
  • Remove from the oven once baked and allow to cool completely on a wire-rack. 
  • Whip the dulce de leche to make sure it's smooth then spread onto the cooled cake. Top with sprinkles and serve. 


Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.9mg