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February 28, 2019

Easy Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake, three kinds of milk, when combined, create just the right sweetness, density for a rich cake, making it moist but not mushy.

Its origins are unknown, but some believe the inspiration for the recipe to have arrived upon South American shores on the back of cans of evaporated milk, and the cake as we know it is thought to have initially originated in Mexico, Guatemala or Nicaragua.

The Tres Leches Cake can be from a homemade cake recipe or one made from a box mixture from the grocery store. 

Bake your cake, allow it to cool. Blend your condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream together in a bowl. Poke cake several times with a fork, and slowly pour the milk mixture on cake. The milk mixture will almost cover the entire cake but will be absorbed as it sits in the refrigerator.

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Tres Leches Cake (Three Milk Cake), when combined, create just the right sweetness, density for a rich cake, making it moist but not mushy.

Ingredients: Homemade Vanilla Cake Recipe
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Shortcut: 1 box of White cake mix(follow box instructions) then to Step 3 -6

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. For the Cake, mix flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside
  2. Beat butter in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds or until softened. Add granulated sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy, scraping down sides of bowl frequently. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Alternately beat in flour mixture and milk on medium-low speed just until mixed. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely 
  4. Poke holes in the cake with a fork all over.
  5.  Pour milk mixture over slowly on the poked cake. Let the cake absorb the milk mixture completely in the refrigerator. Cover with plastic wrap. 
  6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight before serving
  7. Whip cream, caramel drizzle, fruit are all great toppings for cake.

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