Red Velvet Tres Leches Cake

Gennifer DeLille

By
@healthychocoholic

My sister and I came up with this one day. I had just shown her a tres leches recipe, and because red velvet cake is her all-time favorite, she said that she thought a red velvet sponge cake would be delicious. So I patched a few recipes together and we made the cake together.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE RED VELVET SPONGE

6 Tbsp
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar
2
eggs
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 dash(es)
salt
1 Tbsp
red food coloring drops
1/2 c
buttermilk
1 Tbsp
white vinegar

FOR SOAKING AND TOPPINGTHE CAKE

1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 pt
heavy cream, cold
3 Tbsp
sugar

Step-By-Step

1Grease and flour a 9X13 inch pan. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Add vanilla, beat until smooth.
3In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. In a smaller bowl, combine the buttermilk and the red food coloring.
4Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture to the creamed butter/sugar mixture, stir to combine. Add about 1/3 of the buttermilk to that, stirring to combine. Continue alternating between adding 1/3 of the flour and buttermilk to the butter/sugar mixture until everything has been mixed together. Stir in the tablespoon of vinegar, mix batter well to remove lumps.
5Pour cake batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the cake is firm to the touch. Remove cake from oven, turn out onto rimmed platter and let cool.
6Once the cake has cooled, combine the can of condensed milk (13.5 oz), the evaporated milk (13.5 oz) and the cream in a bowl. Gradually pour the entire mixture into the cake, making sure to get all of the edges. Let the cake soak for about 30 minutes.
7Take the pint of very cold cream and pour into a small bowl. Add three tablespoons of sugar to the cream and beat with a mixer on high speed until thick and spreadable, about 45 seconds. Top the cake with the whipped cream.
8Note: If you have leftover cake, it is best stored in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Desserts, Cakes
Hashtags: #red, #velvet, #Tres, #Leches