Tres Leches Cake

Homemade Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake is a sponge cake soaked in three types of milk. The cake is popular in Central and South America, North America and many parts of the Caribbean. The origins of the tres leches are disputed, however the idea for creating a cake soaked in a liquid is most likely of Medieval European. Once I tried this cake, its just amazing and a perfect moist cake. I got this recipe from a Facebook page and sharing with you. Bakers are selling Tres Leches Cake on very high prices, you can prepare it at home easily because its a sponge cake soaked in milk; nothing difficult at all.

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake
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Cuisine: American
Serves: 6
  • Plain flour 1 cup + 1 pinch salt
  • White sugar ¼+1/4 cup
  • Eggs 6
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  • Sweetened condensed milk 1 big can
  • Evaporated milk 1 big can
  • Heavy whipping cream 300 ml
  • Vanilla extract 1 tspFor Topping
  • Heavy whipping cream 1 cup
  • Icing sugar 2-3 tbsp (or as per taste )
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour+ salt and set aside.
  3. Separate eggs. Now beat egg whites with ¼ cup sugar until stiff keep a side.
  4. Beat egg yolks with ¼ cup sugar +vanilla essence until light in colour.
  5. Fold yolk mixture in egg whites.
  6. With soft hands fold flour in egg mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25- 30 minutes or keep checking untill brown from top.
  8. Cool for 10-15 min. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
  9. In a bowl, stir together the heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk.
  10. Pour the mixture over the cake until all absorb. Refrigerate cake over night for best results.
For Topping
  1. Place the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla into the bowl. Whisk together on low until stiff peaks are formed. Change to medium speed and whisk until thick.
  2. Spread the topping over the cake and allow to chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Garnish with sliced strawberries.