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JAN CAN COOK is looking for: (4 recommendations)
I had a tres leche cake and it was very disappointing. Does anyone have a good recipe that they have tried? TIA

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Last updated: Jul. 30, 2013 1:29 am
Posted: Jul. 28, 2013 8:34 pm
Commented by: Mrs. H
Jul. 28, 2013 9:03 pm
Go to You will find their version. I've not been disappointed with this site. I've made cookies, cakes, icings, beer can chicken and all have been great.
Commented by: Sweettreats
Jul. 28, 2013 9:07 pm
What did you not like about the cake? I personally don't like them but the chocolate tres leches on this site topped with vanilla mousse is really good. Regular tres leches white cake is to dense for me. I like light and airy cakes.
gammaray (=
Jul. 28, 2013 11:35 pm
All the tres leches cakes I've ever tried are soggy - that's why I don't like them. Someone bought one for my birthday last year, and my heart sank - but I tried it, and it wasn't soggy! It was the only one I've tasted that I liked! [And I was SO glad, since my friend bought it for me!]
Jul. 29, 2013 7:48 am
I did not like the cake I had because I thought it was too dense. I will try some of the other cake recipes.
Jul. 30, 2013 1:29 am
They almost have the texture of cornbread to me except the chocolate version. Not my cup of tea. I do have one friend that orders them from me quit often. I do one layer white tres leches and one chocolate with a vanilla mousse filling. I hate making tres leches cakes but that's all they like.
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Chocolate Tres Leches

Provided by: EAGLE BRAND®
Pour a triple-milky chocolate sauce over and into a warm cake, chill, then top with chocolate curls or your favorite fruit for an easy variation on a classic dessert. 
Recommended by: Sweettreats
Jul. 28, 2013 9:12 pm
This is the recipe I use. I like to add a drop of coconut extract to the milks and top with a vanilla mousse rosette.
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Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Submitted by: Patty Valle Kafati 
Home Town: Danli, El Paraíso, Honduras
Living In: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
A sponge cake is soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk and topped with whipped cream and optional strawberries. 
Recommended by: Kim's Cooking Now!
Jul. 29, 2013 5:40 am
I made this one, and I really liked it! It was the first time I had ever had a tres leche cake before, but we had our next door neighbors over for dinner the night I served it (they are Mexican), and they really like it too.
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