Torta De Tres Leches Recipe

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Torta de Tres Leches

Janice Brazeau

By
@JOB613

When we lived in the Dominican Republic we became very fond of this cake. Other countries have their own versions, but we found the extra-moist Dominican style is the best. This is perfect for birthdays or holidays. Frosting can be tinted if desired.


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Serves:

14-20

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

8
eggs, separted
2 c
white granulated sugar
2 c
white flour
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
butter, melted
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 10x14 baking dish.
 
 
2
Beat egg whites until stiff.
3
Gradually add sugar, beating well.
4
In separate small bowl, beat yolks until light and pale. Fold into whites.
5
In another small bowl
mix flour, salt and baking powder together and then fold into egg mixture gently.
6
Finally, mix 1/2 cup evap. milk, butter and vanilla and fold into batter. Pour into prepared dish and bake 30 minutes.  Cool.
7
Prick with thick fork (meat fork) or similar instrument every inch at least.
8
Milk topping: mix together 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, 1 can evaporated milk (plus remaining can from cake), 2-3 cups heavy cream. Pour over the cooled cake. Chill for several hours or overnight until most of liquid is absorbed.
9
Frost with Uncooked Boiled Icing:
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1/2 cup boiling water
pinch salt
2 tsp vanilla
 
Beat together until thick and fluffy.  Frost top of cake. Store cake in the refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Caribbean