Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with Dulce de Leche


Happy Cinco de Mayo! If you’re looking for an easy and festive dessert to make tonight, you have come to the right place. Mexican hot chocolate is a favorite flavor profile of mine–cinnamon, vanilla, and the heat of cayenne combine with chocolate SO beautifully. I love working that flavor profile into more than just hot chocolate. These Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with Dulce de Leche are rich, decadent, and sure to be a hit with your family.

The brownies and the dulce de leche are both incredibly easy to make, using simple ingredients you probably have on hand. I hope you enjoy them! 🙂



Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies with Dulce de Leche


  • 1 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 TBS cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • For the Dulce de Leche
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. Add all brownie ingredients except chocolate chips to a large bowl and whisk together until well combined. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips.
  3. Pour the batter in a greased or parchment lined 9x13 pan. Bake for 35 minutes.
  4. For the Dulce de Leche
  5. Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a glass container, such as a mason jar. Place in a larger, microwave safe container filled with water that reaches about halfway up the side of the container with the condensed milk. Microwave for 2 minutes at 50% power. Remove and stir. Continue in this fashion until the sauce has thickened enough to coat a spoon but still be drizzled and has darkened to a light caramel color.



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Jana is a wife and a momma. Food has always been a passion of hers, which led her to study Culinary Arts in college. After having her son, she put her dreams of owning her own restaurant on hold for a while and discovered a love for sharing her life and her culinary talent through blogging. Jana could easily spend all day creating magic in the kitchen...if she didn't have to do the dishes afterwards.

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