Layered Chocolate-Caramel Rice Pudding Cake

This easy but over-the-top dessert layers dulce de leche rice pudding and chocolate mug cake with peanut butter and cookies!

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Layered Chocolate-Caramel Rice Pudding Cake

Cooking time PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 7 mins (+ 2 mins standing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 2 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 5 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 7 mins (+ 2 mins standing time)


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp dulce de leche
  • 1 pkg (2.3 oz) chocolate mug cake mix
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 chocolate crème sandwich cookies


  • Layers of decadence – from the cookie peanut butter topping down to the dulce de leche rice pudding – will surely satisfy your sweet tooth!

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In 1 1/2-cup, microwave-safe mug, combine rice, cream and dulce de leche.

    Step 3

  • Prepare mug cake mix batter according to package directions. Spoon batter over rice mixture. Swirl in peanut butter, then crumble cookies over top.

    Step 4

  • Microwave on HIGH for about 3 minutes, or until set and rice is heated through. Let stand for 2 minutes.

    Recipe Tips

    Serve with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.

    For 2 servings, double the recipe and separate between 2 mugs.

Dessert for One

Preparing a homestyle Meal For One doesn’t mean you should skip dessert. This treat takes mug cake to the next level!

While you can measure out the ingredients ahead of time, these cakes are meant to be enjoyed immediately – not that you’ll be able to resist! And if this dessert isn’t decadent enough for you, add some top-notch toppings. Why not add a dollop of whipped cream, some chocolate sprinkles, or even a scoop of ice cream?

What is Dulce de Leche

Though Argentina is credited for this dessert made from sweetened milk, it’s enjoyed around the globe. Creamy, thick caramel-like dulce de leche can be enjoyed as a filling or a topping for lots of types of desserts. This irresistible Salted Caramel Rice Pudding Ice Cream Pie has dulce de leche folded in and drizzled on top! While you can make dulce de leche from cooked down condensed milk, it’s much easier to stock up on cans of dulce de leche when you’re in the baking aisle. If you don’t have any in the pantry when the craving strikes, don’t panic: you may have a substitute handy.

Caramel: As it has a similar taste and texture, it’s a great substitute. Rather than milk, caramel consists of sugar and water.

Cajeta: Made of sweetened, caramelized goat’s milk, cajeta is darker and thicker.

Butterscotch: Consisting of butter and brown sugar, butterscotch is sweeter yet more subtle.

Get the Dirt

Whether you want to get the kids involved or you’re channelling your inner child, dirt and worms is a dessert that is both decadent and fun. Don’t add the gummy worms before microwaving, unless you want a gummy graveyard – it only takes about 3 minutes for them to melt.

After the microwaved mugs have cooled, add a gummy worm or two and bury with an extra crushed chocolate crème sandwich cookie.


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