Thursday, November 9, 2017

Tres Leches Cake

When the holidays come around I love to be in the kitchen, crank up the radio with Christmas tunes, and cook/ bake up delicious recipes for my family and friends. 

It really is the best time of the year, and for some reason gets me in the spirit to cook and bake even more. This Tres Leches recipe I've been making since I first tried it in high school. It literally means three milks, since it consists of three different types of milk in the recipe. 

I make it when my family comes over or gathering together at a friend's home. It's super sweet, but the perfect ending to a great meal. Family, friends, and little brother approved ;) Buon Appetito! 


  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs (separated)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups whole milk
1 can 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1 can 12 oz. evaporated milk 

1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup white sugar 
1 tsp. vanilla extract

let's make it

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease and flour one 9x13 in. baking pan. 

2. In a bowl, sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. 

3. In another bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar together until fluffy. Separate the eggs, add the egg yolks in butter mixture. Beat egg whites on the side and then add it in the butter mixture. 

4. Add 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract to butter mixture. 
5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time. Mix until well blended. Pour the batter into the prepared greased pan. 

6. Bake at 350° F for 30-45 minutes. Once baked, pierce the cake several times using a for.

7. For the filling, combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Once the cake is cooled, pour the mixture onto the cake. Let the cake absorb all of the milk.

8. For the topping, whip the heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract together until thick and fluffy. Spread topping over the cake. Keep cake refrigerated until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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