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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches cake is rich and flavourful cake made with 3 milk. This mexican cake is a party winner cake. Super moist and addictive.
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Course: Cake
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Author: Vidya Srinivasan


  • Dry ingredients:
  • All-purpose Flour – 1 cup
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon + 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • Eggs – 5 whole
  • Sugar - 1 cup
  • Vanilla- 1 teaspoon
  • Milk - 1/3 cup
  • Evaporated Milk - 1 can
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk - 1 can
  • Heavy Cream - 1/4 cup
  • Heavy Cream For Whipping - 1 pint
  • Sugar - 3 Tablespoons


  • Add the dry ingredients to a mixing bowl and whisk well
  • Separate 5 eggs - put all the Yolk in one bowl and whites in the other
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar to the egg yolk and beat well with a mixer, in high speed. Beat till it becomes pale yellow and double its quantity approximately. It took around 5 min for me. Add milk and vanilla extract to the pale yellow mixture
  • Gently add the flour to this mixture. Set the electric mixer in low speed and whisk well
  • In a separate bowl, beat the whites at high speed till they become like a soft foam. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar and keep it aside
  • Gently mix this to flour - yolk batter with the mixer in the lowest setting
  • Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and bake it at 350 f for 30-35 min, till the cake is baked (a toothpick inserted inside should come out clean). Let it cool
  • Add condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in a jar and whisk well.
  • After the cake is cooled completely, poke it gently using a fork all over and pour the milk mixture gently everywhere including the sides in batches (say about 1/4 cup at a time, let it absorb well, and then add another 1/4 cup)
  • Cover it with cling wrap and set it aside to absorb. I kept it overnight.
  • Frosting - Nextday adds heavy whipping cream to a bowl. Whisk well with the electric mixer at high speed till the cream becomes soft. Continuously mix for speeding up the process. Add sugar and mix well
  • Apply the frosting all over the cake and delicious tres leches cake is ready to taste. I topped it with some fresh strawberries


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