Super easy tres leches cake

Karina Alcala


One of my favorite cakes in the world is a tres leches cake. When we lived in Texas my mom would always buy them for us for our birthday or special occasions. Now that I live in rural Missouri is kind of hard to find a Mexican bakery around here. So this is a super easy recipe that I improvised. I make this cake when I have company or for my kids and husbands birthday. Now is one of their favorite cakes.

★★★★★ 6 votes
10 Min
35 Min


1 box
duncan hines french vanilla cake mix
1 can(s)
sweetened condense milk
1/2 c
whole milk
3/4 c
heavy whipping cream
1 pkg
strawberries, fresh


3 c
heavy whipping cream
3/4 c
powder sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract


1Preheat oven to 350 F prepare cake pan or pans if doing double layer. Prepare cake mix according to instructions on box. Pour cake batter into pan and bake according to time on cake box.
2In large bowl mix together condense milk, whipping cream and whole milk and mix together. Pull cake out of oven and pierce with a fork all over. Pour liquid mixture over the cake and let it absorb let cake cool down and put in fridge for at least 4 hours I do this over night.
3Clean your fruit and dice or chop what ever you like. Put large mixing bowl in freezer for 10 minutes take out and pour whipping cream. Start mixing with hand mixer gradually add powder sugar and add vanilla extract. Whip cream to desired texture and spread over top of the cake. I like a thick layer of whip cream on my cake but it's up to you. Decorate with fruit and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #Tres, #Leches