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Homemade Cajeta and Baked Churros
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 25 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins

Homemade cajeta is so addictive and so easy to make! Serve with a big basket of baked churros for dipping. If you like dulce de leche, you’ll adore this Mexican caramel sauce, made with goat’s milk!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked churros, cajeta, homemade cajeta
Servings: 10
Calories: 359 kcal
To Make the Cajeta:
  1. Place the goat's milk, brown sugar, salt, and baking soda in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, and heat until simmering.
  2. Keep the mixture at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until it's reduced down to about 1½ cups (about 2 hours). It will be very thick and toasty brown.
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract, and immediately pour the hot caramel into a heat-safe vessel to cool. (Sauce will continue to thicken as it cools.)

To Make the Baked Churros:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish and stir to combine. Set aside.
  3. Place the pate a choux dough in a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip. Pipe 4-inch long lines onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until the churros are evenly browned, dry, hollow, and light.
  5. Brush lightly with melted butter and coat with cinnamon sugar.
Recipe Notes

To make traditional fried churros, use this recipe: How to Make Churros.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Cajeta and Baked Churros
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 236mg7%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 228IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.