Tres Leches Cake

Play
PlayPause
 
Michelle Hanneman avatar
Recipe video made by Michelle Published on 04/20/2021, viewed by 275
yield12 portions

This has to be one of my favorite desserts out there. It's sweet, creamy, light, and super moist. Highly recommend trying this if you haven't before. Best to start this recipe the day before so you have time to let the cream soak into the cake.

What you will need

Cake

1 1/2 cup AP Flour

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

6 Eggs

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

3/4 cup Whole Milk

1 cup Sugar, divided

3 Milk Mixture:

14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk

12 oz Evaporated Milk

1/2 cup Heavy Cream

1 Vanilla Bean, optional

Whipped Cream:

1 cup Heavy Cream

1 Tbsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

(Nutritional facts 277 calories, 16.4 g fat, 24.29 g carbohydrates, 9.02 g protein, 341 mg cholesterol, 70 mg sodium)

How to cook

1

2

Play

3

Play

Gather and portion all ingredients.

4

Set oven to 350°F

5

Play

Whisk the salt and baking powder into the flour. Set aside.

6

Play
of a stand mixer, and the yolks to a medium sized mixing bowl.

Separate the egg yolks from the whites. Place the egg whites into the bowl of a stand mixer, and the yolks to a medium sized mixing bowl.

7

Play
nkle in half of the sugar so that it dissolves while beating.

Add egg whites to the bowl of a stand mixer and begin whisking. Slowly sprinkle in half of the sugar so that it dissolves while beating.

8

Play

Whisk until the egg whites are in stiff peak stage.

9

Play
 until thickened and lighter in color.

Add the egg yolks to a mixing bowl and whisk along with the remaining sugar until thickened and lighter in color.

10

Play

Whisk the milk and vanilla extract to the egg yolks.

11

Play

Stir together the egg whites and egg yolks mixtures.

12

Play

Gently fold the flour mixture into the bowl with a spatula.

13

Play

Add the cake batter to a 9x13 baking pan.

14

Play
ely.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked through. Let cake cool completely.

15

Play
ing bowl.

Add the heavy cream, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk to a mixing bowl.

16

Play
 add to the milk mixture.

If you want to add vanilla bean, split it open and scrape out the seeds and add to the milk mixture.

17

Play

Mix the milks together until smooth.

18

Play

Poke holes in the cake with a fork or skewer about 1 inch apart.

19

Play

Pour the milk mixture over the cake.

20

Play
et the milk soak in.

Cover and refrigerate the cake for a couple hours or ideally overnight to let the milk soak in.

21

Play
r or large mixing bowl to use with a hand mixer.

Add the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl to use with a hand mixer.

22

Play

Whip the cream to soft peaks.

23

Play

Spread the whipped cream evenly on top of the cake.

24

Play
tion.

Dust the top with cocoa powder or ground cinnamon for a little extra decoration.

25

Comments

Avatar placeholder