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Birthday Cake with Dulce de Leche

This recipe for birthday cake with dulce de leche will delight both children and adults.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 12 pieces
CALORIES 440 kcal


Sponge cake

  • 250 grams flour
  • 200 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 125 grams sunflower oil
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1 jar dulce de leche
  • 500 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 150 grams sugar



  • Preheat the oven to 356°F ( 180°C ).
  • Separate 4 egg yolks from 4 egg whites in two different bowls. Set aside the egg whites.
  • Gradually add the sunflower oil into the yolks while whisking with handheld on medium speed, until the mixture absorbs the oil.
  • Now gradually add the sunflower oil to the yolks while whisking with hand mixer at medium speed.
  • With two oranges, grate the peel of one orange and set aside it´s zest; then, squeeze the two oranges to make juice, and add it little by little into the yolk mixture with the handheld on medium speed until combined.
  • In a third bowl, mix flour, salt and powder. Add a third of this mixture to the strainer, sift over the yolk while beating with the handheld on medium speed. Repeat this process up to three times.
  • Now add the grated orange zest to the batter, and whisk on medium speed.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff. Then, add into the batter with a spatula making folding movements from bottom to top.
  • Pour the batter into a 8 inch cake pan. The pan has previously been buttered and floured so that the batter does not stick. Another option is to line the cake pan with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 45 minutes.


  • When the cake is ready, unmold it and let it cool on a wire rack. When it has completely cooled, cut it into three parts and fill each layer with dulce de leche.
  • Whip together cream and sugar with the hand held mixer until soft peaks. Then, cover the cake with the whipped cream… Et voilà! You have a delicious birthday cake with dulce de leche!


Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 100mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg