Recipe by Chef John
"Tres leches cake is a cake soaked in a sweet milk syrup and topped with whipped cream. If you want to get really fancy, spoon some diced strawberries and syrup over the cake. It's really moist, delicious, and simple."
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vegetable shortening, or as needed
1 (15.25 ounce) package
yellow cake mix
1 (12 fluid ounce) can
1 (14 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
heavy whipping cream
white sugar, or to taste
I made this for my boyfriend's birthday. I added coconut extract on the milk syrup. It turned out delicious and so yummy. Thanks for the recipe.
This is the easy way of making a tres leches cake...I grew up hating it but after having a random craving for it and trying this recipe, I am in love like never before! The only thing that I changed was using white cake mix and sprinkling cinnamon and a cherry on top. Can't wait to make it again for company!
This was fabulous!!! Everyone loved it
This recipe is perfect. I wouldn't change anything about it. I used the Betty Crocker Golden Vanilla Cake Mix and it turned out really good. The cake is delicious and so moist. Husband didn't want any kind of fruit on top so I just spread some homemade whipped cream on top and it is fabulous. The tres leches cake is now officially my favorite cake!
Just made this for the first time, no complaints here. It was great. Thanks again for another great one Chef John, and thanks to your mother as well!
I got so many compliments on this cake. It would have been even better with "real" whipped cream but after the "tres leches" I couldn't bring myself to do more than whipped topping. I did use a white cake mix. I really questioned the amount of liquid I was pouring on the cake but after sitting overnight it had absorbed all of it. Yummy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
How to Make Tres Leches Cake
Serving Size: 1/10 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 10
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 280
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