Tres Leches Cake

Vicki Wacasey


I remember the first time I made this cake. I thought I had done something wrong and I almost through it out. There was so much milk juice in the pan. But I was truly amazed at how the cake just soaked it right up. And now it is one of my favorites to make for company.

★★★★★ 1 vote
40 Min


1 box
white or yellow cake mix
1 c
1/4 c
vegetable oil
1 tsp
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 can(s)
evaporated milk
1 c
whole milk or light cream ( i use cream )
12 oz. cool whip
strawberries for garnish

How to Make Tres Leches Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.
    In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and vanilla until smooth.
    Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2Remove cake from oven and let cool completely.
    Meanwhile, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk or light cream until well blended.
    Poke cake all over with a skewer or straw. Pour milk mixture all over cake, pressing lightly to make sure milk is completely absorbed.
    The cake will look like it has too much liquid, but it will soak in. Refrigerate cake 1-2 hours.
  • 3Spread whipped topping over cake and top with sliced strawberries.

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About Tres Leches Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes