You really can't go wrong with Dulce De Leche, I could slap that on pretty much anything.
I made these for a birthday picnic, so of course no frostings and creams were allowed and muffins were the perfect solution. I made another kind of muffins and some cheese sticks so wait for those to come soon.
I bought cute little liners to make them look festive, I guess you could maybe get one or two more muffins if using regular liners. I don't think doubling the recipe should be a problem but I would not use double the amount of dulce de leche maybe one and a half the amount. I used less sugar than written in the original recipe because it just sounded too sweet, and even after using less they were very sweet, delicious, but very sweet so if you are more on the subtle side you could probably use even less sugar.
I was very pleased with the result and the pecans worked perfectly here, you could add chocolate chips too but like I said the muffins are very sweet so nuts were great here.
Dulce De Leche Muffins:
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar (I used ¾)
250 ml heavy cream
1 ½ cups flour (200 gr)
1 tsp baking powder
200 gr (4 very heaped tbsp) dulce de leche
100 gr chopped pecans or dark chocolate
Preheat oven to 180°c. Line muffin pan with paper liners or oil the pan.
Beat eggs and sugar until pale and sugar is fully incorporated, add half of the heavy cream and the full amount of dulce de leche and mix until even in color.
In another bowl mix flour and baking powder add that slowly to the wet mixture or mix in by hand then pour in the remaining cream. (be careful not to over mix)
Fill the liners half way full then sprinkle on some chopped pecans, cover with another tablespoon of batter and sprinkle the top with some more chopped pecans.
Bake for 25-30 minutes (I did 27), cool and serve warm or at room temp.