Tres Leche Cake

Tres Leche Cake Recipe

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cyndy ladas


I got this from the Dad of a very good friend of mine. It is heaven on Earth for your sweet tooth. Hope you like it and let me know what you think.


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25 Min
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  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 6
    large eggs separated

How to Make Tres Leche Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9x13 baking pan. Set aside. Position rack in the bottom 1/3 of the oven
  2. In a large bowl beat the egg whites on medium until soft peaks form.
  3. Reduce to low and gradually add the sugar, beating until stiff peaks form
  4. Add the egg yokes one at a time, beating well after each. In a bowl sift together the 2 cups of flour and baking powder
  5. Add the flour mixture to the batter in stages alternating with the whole milk, beginning and ending with the flour. (Do this quickly so the batter does not lose it's volume.) Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the oven. Bake for 25-30 minutes until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes
  8. In a blender combined the evaporated and condensed milks and 2 cups of the whipping cream. Cover and beat on high for 45 seconds
  9. Remove 1 1/2 cups of the milk mixture, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve the cake
  10. Pour half of the remaining milk mixture over the warm cake. When the cake has soaked up most of the liquid, pour the remaining half of the milk mixture over the cake and cool to room temperature
  11. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled at least 4 hours or over night
  12. When ready to serve, beat the remaining cup of whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the confectioners' sugar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  13. Spread the whipped cream over chilled cake. Serve with reserved chilled milk sauce.

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About Tres Leche Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom

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