Perfect Dessert for the 4th of July


We have enjoyed a fabulous day with family and friends. While following the American tradition, we gather to watch the fireworks.

For those not born in this country , it is a bit hard to explain what the 4th of July means. It really sounds strange when I say happy 4th of July!

For us the Independence Day used to mean eating locro, empanadas and, of course, Dulce de Leche in any form and shape.

When we came to this country some years ago, watching the fireworks was like going to a football game, but playing from the bench. Honestly, it was like watching a Hollywood movie.

This year the film was not totally unknown. It is as if we had already watched the movie several times.

It's amazing, I often think, how much sacrifice it took to be where we are. Simply put, we are first generation immigrants to America.

I think this sacrifice is truly worth it, if not for the endless opportunities my daughter will have in this wonderful land.

To commemorate and honor this day, I could not help it and prepared a good ole' American dessert. These cupcakes are a classic in the American table. But if you're a Latin food lover, dont hesitate to add a tablespoon of dulce de leche underneath the vanilla icing.




250 g sugar

250 g butter

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

175 ml milk

260 g flour

¼ teaspoon salt



400 g butter

400 g powdered sugar

50 g cream

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Dulce de leche (optional)

Cupcakes procedure

Butter and flour cupcake molds

Cream the butter and sugar

Add the eggs, vanilla extract and milk

Add the flour and salt

Pour the preparation into the cupcake molds (Avoid adding too much batter)

Bake the cupcakes in pre-heated oven at 350 F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until they return to their original state after touching the cupcake with a finger.

Icing procedure

Cream the butter and powdered sugar

Add the cream and vanilla extract

Insert a decorating tip in the pastry bag

Pour the icing in the pastry bag

Press out the air and seal the pastry bag

Pipe out over the cupcake