Arrollado con Dulce de Leche

This cake is my new excuse to keep a couple of cans of Dulce de Leche on hand. In an earlier post I explained how nicely our little school cookbook came out. The recipes sounded so mouth watering, I started to try some right away. The Mexican Style Shredded Pork was so fantastic that I will definitely be making it again. One of my coworkers makes this cake roll, a traditional Spanish treat, and brings it in for her students. The other day I got my first taste of it and decided that it would be the next recipe from our cookbook to try. I made this cake in 20 minutes, that included mixing, baking and rolling! I went out to run some errands and by the time I got home it was cool enough to slice and plate. My new quicky dessert. It is so pretty and decadent, your friends and family will think that you spent all day.

Arrollado con Dulce de Leche
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup sugar
6 eggs (separated)
1 t. Vanilla
One can dulce de leche, 13.4 ounces

Beat egg whites until fluffy add sugar until soft peaks form, then add egg yolks, flour, and vanilla. Line an 11x15x1 inch jelly roll pan with wax paper, be sure a little over laps to assist with rolling later. Spray lightly with Pam. Spread batter evenly in pan and bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden and cake springs back when touched. Remove from oven and while still hot, drop spoonfuls of dulce de leche over top of cake. Wait a minute then spread evenly. Grabbing the long end of the wax paper start rolling the cake toward you while pulling the wax paper free. Once rolled tight, wrap with the wax paper and let cool. Once cooled slice and place on pretty platter and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serves 10-12.

Note- If you do not have self-rising flour then to one cup of all purpose flour add 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1 tsp baking soda.


  1. Lisa
    Posted June 1, 2008 at 9:21 PM | Permalink

    Yum! This looks fabulous!

  2. Nicole
    Posted June 2, 2008 at 12:14 AM | Permalink

    Yum. Is dulce de leche readily available at markets? I have never noticed or looked. Even as a child, I often preferred caramel to chocolate. I LOVE dulce de leche! And so easy too!

  3. Robin Sue
    Posted June 2, 2008 at 5:11 PM | Permalink

    Lisa- Thanks we liked it.

    Nicole- Dulce de Leche is in the international section of the grocery store, usually in the hispanic section. It is near the sweetened condensed milk.

  4. Nicole
    Posted June 3, 2008 at 8:01 PM | Permalink

    cool thanks!

  5. Bobby
    Posted March 6, 2009 at 12:56 AM | Permalink

    ‘Dulce de Leche’ is actually only sweetened condensed milk that’s been cooked!

    Anyone can do it. The easiest and quickest way is to put the entire can (can and all) inside a pressure cooker. Fill the pressure cooker with water until it meets the middle of the can. Cook for 45minutes.

    This will caramelize the milk into ‘Dulce de Leche’. You can save some money doing this and not having to pay for the brand names.

    And…the taste is actually better then the pre-made stuff.

    Just a thought from a gringo… 🙂

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