Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake}

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a super delicious recipe: My Tres Leches Cake!. I make this cake ever since I’m a teenager and let me tell you It’s absolutely delicious!. I remember all my school friends and then my college friends coming to my house asking for my cake LOL. I hadn’t made it in years and I finally did so I’m sharing the recipe with you.

Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake}

Delicious Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake} #Recipe #treslechescake #threemilkscake

In Venezuela, where I grew up {and I think many other places}, people is used to make tres leches cake with evaporated milk. I never really liked it so I changed it for whole {full fat} milk. If the milk comes in powder even better, but the liquid traditional one works too.

So I hope you find this recipe tempting to make and make it!!! =D

Ingredients:

  • 5 eggs {separate egg whites and yolks}
  • 1 ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of all purpose flour.
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 or 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 can of sweetened condenced milk
  • 1 ½ cup of heavy cream {crema de leche}
  • 2 cups of Whole Milk {when preparing from milk powder, make it stronger than instructions, It make the cake so good}
  • 2-3 tbsp of rum. {optional}

 For Meringue

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of Icing sugar {optional}

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350ºF 180ºC/Gas 4/fan 160ºC. and grease a 8×8 Inch Pyrex pan. I love it because you can actually see the cake.

First I started beating the egg whites on a stand mixer on medium-high speed until hard peaks formed.

In a small bowl I mixed yolks with sugar and vanilla. And in another small bowl mix flour and baking powder.

Once the egg whites formed hard peaks, add in slowly the yolk mixture. Scrap a little the sides. Mix for a couple minutes.

Start adding the flour again little by little and mix 1 more minute and turn off the mixer.

Now pour the batter in the Pyrex and bake for about 20 minutes. It will grow and golden. Always check with a toothpick to confirm that is ready. Each oven is different.

While it is in the oven, let’s prepare the milk mixture and the meringue.

For the Milk mixture, In a blender mix condensed mil, heavy milk and whole milk for a couple of minutes and then add in the rum. You have no idea the delicious scent will come from it! Since it’s alcohol it will evaporate as soon as it has contact with the hot cake. So will only remain the amazing scent. Set in the fridge while the cake is ready.

For the meringue, follow the instructions on my post: How to make an Awesome Italian Meringue. Probably the cake will be ready before your meringue but that’s ok, you can keep beating the meringue.

Once the cake is ready, take it off the oven and immediately pinch it with a fork all over the cake and start pouring the milk mixture all over the cake, {sides and holes} If it fills up, wait for it to absorb and pour some more until you see it doesn’t absorb any more. Leave it to completely cool off before frosting it with the meringue.

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When cool, pour your meringue on top of the cake and spread it all over and with a spoon, pull up slightly in sections to form peaks.

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Let it rest over night in the fridge so the flavors will intensify.

Serve and enjoy!

Delicious Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake} #Recipe #treslechescake #threemilkscake

Delicious Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake} #Recipe #treslechescake #threemilkscake

Delicious Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake} #Recipe #treslechescake #threemilkscake

What do you think? Have you done a tres leches cake like this before? Any fun or yummy variation you could share with us?

Delicious Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake}
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Traditional
Ingredients
  • 5 eggs {separate egg whites and yolks}
  • 1 ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 ½ cup of all purpose flour.
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 or 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 can of sweetened condenced milk
  • 1 ½ cup of heavy cream {crema de leche}
  • 2 cups of Whole Milk {when preparing from milk powder, make it stronger than instructions, It make the cake so good}
  • 2-3 tbsp of rum. {optional}
  • For Meringue
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of Icing sugar {optional}
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4/fan 160C. and grease a 8x8 Inch Pyrex pan. I love it because you can actually see the cake.
  2. First I started beating the egg whites on a stand mixer on medium-high speed until hard peaks formed.
  3. In a small bowl I mixed yolks with sugar and vanilla. And in another small bowl mix flour and baking powder.
  4. Once the egg whites formed hard peaks, add in slowly the yolk mixture. Scrap a little the sides. Mix for a couple minutes.
  5. Start adding the flour again little by little and mix 1 more minute and turn off the mixer.
  6. Now pour the batter in the Pyrex and bake for about 20 minutes. It will grow and golden. Always check with a toothpick to confirm that is ready. Each oven is different.
  7. While it is in the oven, let’s prepare the milk mixture and the meringue.
  8. For the Milk mixture, In a blender mix condensed mil, heavy milk and whole milk for a couple of minutes and then add in the rum. You have no idea the delicious scent will come from it! Since it’s alcohol it will evaporate as soon as it has contact with the hot cake. So will only remain the amazing scent. Set in the fridge while the cake is ready.
  9. For the meringue, follow the instructions on my post: How to make an Awesome Italian Meringue. Probably the cake will be ready before your meringue but that’s ok, you can keep beating the meringue.
  10. Once the cake is ready, take it off the oven and immediately pinch it with a fork all over the cake and start pouring the milk mixture all over the cake, {sides and holes} If it fills up, wait for it to absorb and pour some more until you see it doesn’t absorb any more. Leave it to completely cool off before frosting it with the meringue.
  11. When cool, pour your meringue on top of the cake and spread it all over and with a spoon, pull up slightly in sections to form peaks.
  12. Let it rest over night in the fridge so the flavors will intensify.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
   
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I have 14 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Tres Leches Cake {Three Milks Cake}

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    Karly says:
    January 24, 2015

    What a fabulous dessert! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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    Felicia says:
    January 22, 2015

    This looks so yummy. I am going to have to make this. Thanks for sharing over at the Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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    January 21, 2015

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing! I found you on the Snap Creativity link up. I’m a new food blogger and love meeting others, especially those in other countries. I’ve followed your social sites and hope we can connect on those. I look forward to reading more of your blog! Becky

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      Camila says:
      February 4, 2015

      Thank you Becky!!! I’m looking forward to connect with you as well. Thank so much for your lovely visit! Glad you like this dessert!
      XOXO

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    Dee says:
    January 20, 2015

    This sounds wonderful, and it looks delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

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      Camila says:
      January 21, 2015

      Glad you like it! It was delicious indeed!
      XOXO

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    January 19, 2015

    I cannot wait to make this Tres Leches cake! I grew up in Texas and it was very popular because of the culture there. I live in Nebraska now and people don’t know how DELICIOUS this cake is. Thanks for posting! I would love if you linked this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday! It goes live tonight at 9:00 CST.

    Sharon
    herorganizedchaos.com

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      Camila says:
      January 19, 2015

      Yayyy happy to hear that! Please let me know how it goes! I’m sure yours will be yummmmm!!!!!

      XOXO

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      Camila says:
      January 19, 2015

      Yayy glad you like this!!!! =D
      XOXO

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    Sarah R. says:
    January 18, 2015

    Mmmm, tres leches! After 15 years of living in South Florida, I sure do miss it- now I can make my own!!! So many thanks for linking up yesterday at Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you again on Saturday with your latest makes!
    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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      Camila says:
      February 4, 2015

      Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m so glad you like my cake, this is delicious indeed!
      XOXO

  7. avatar
    January 14, 2015

    I have been looking for a good recipe for Tres Leches for over a year now! None of the ones that I had found tasted how I wanted them to. I can’t wait to try your recipe, because I have a feeling that it’s going to be the exact one I’ve been searching for all this time. =0)

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      Camila says:
      January 16, 2015

      Thank you so much Kim and I hope I don’t disappoint you! Hope it turn out awesome for you!!!
      XOXO

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