Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

RuthE

"The English have their trifle, Italians have tiramisu, and Latinos have pastel de tres leches, or three milk cake. This scrumptious sponge cake absorbs its bath of sweetened condensed, evaporated and whole milk before being topped with whipped cream. Served with fresh fruit or as is, it's the perfect party dessert."
Featured in Allrecipes Magazine — Subscribe!
Saved
Save
I Made It Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

4 h servings 261 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 18 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 261 kcal
  • 13%
  • Fat:
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.2g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 164 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.

or

Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)



May we suggest

ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Print
  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Stir together 1/2 cup milk with 1 teaspoon vanilla in a glass measuring cup.
  3. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until soft peaks form. With mixer running, add 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and beat until whites are very stiff but still glossy, about 8 minutes. With mixer on low, add yolks, 1 egg at a time, beating until combined. Add flour mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, alternating with milk mixture just until batter is smooth (be careful not to beat so much it deflates).
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in middle of oven until a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, 27 to 30 minutes.
  5. Cool cake 30 minutes in pan on a rack (it will shrink), then invert onto rack to cool completely. When cooled, return cake to baking pan. Poke holes all over cake with fork.
  6. Stir together condensed milk, evaporated milk, and remaining 1/2 cup whole milk, and pour over cake. When cake absorbs milk mixture, 5 to 10 minutes, cover pan with plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.
  7. Whip heavy cream with remaining 1/4 cup sugar and remaining teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until stiff, then spread evenly over cake. Serve as is or top with fresh fruit.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Reviews

Read all reviews 8
  1. 9 Ratings

  2.  
  3.  
  4.  
  5.  
  6.  
Most helpful positive review

Yum. Yum. And tres Yum. Exactly like one I ate in Mexico a year or two ago. I served it with fresh raspberries which went perfectly with it. Making it again right now for a Mexican potluck dinne...

Most helpful critical review

Well, this is my second failed attempt at Tres Leches but I think my problem is over beating. Flavor was good but cake was way too dense and would not soak up all the milk, not even close. Use y...

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

Well, this is my second failed attempt at Tres Leches but I think my problem is over beating. Flavor was good but cake was way too dense and would not soak up all the milk, not even close. Use y...

Yum. Yum. And tres Yum. Exactly like one I ate in Mexico a year or two ago. I served it with fresh raspberries which went perfectly with it. Making it again right now for a Mexican potluck dinne...

I made this cake and waited for 3 days before we ate it. OMG is this good! Everyone wants the recipe and when they say that the cake gets better with age, it really does. Definitely a keeper.

I followed this recipe exactly and it was delicious. Shared it with many friends and they agreed.

I recently tried a tres leche cake from the restaurant Abuela's and it was to die for! Then I saw this recipe and tried it to see if it tasted like the restaurant version. Yes!! It does!! Fa...

Loved it. Definitely better the next day. Took it to a party no one else had tried tres leche cake before and all loved it. Will definitely make again

This was a definite hit. My husband loves tres leches and his only complaint was that it was more dense than what he is used to. cake turned out exactly like the picture, which I am thrilled a...

I did not care for the sweetened condensed milk in this recipe.

Other stories that may interest you