Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches cake – Divine is the word. One of the best cakes I ever had. Thanks to my co- sis for introducing me to such a delicious cake. Tres Leches is a Mexican cake with three milks (condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream). Well, this was told by my co – sis. We visited their home, and she ordered this cake for us from Safeway. That night hubby and I skipped dinner and had this cake instead 😉 After our vacation, I searched for this recipe in many blogs and altered the recipe to suit our tastes. Baked this cake for Hubby’s birthday.


Tres Leches Cake:

Preparation Time : 45 mins | Cooking Time : 1 hour | Serves : 10

Recipe Category: Dessert


All-purpose Flour – 1 cup

Baking Powder – 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Eggs – 5 whole

Sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla- 1 tsp

Milk – 1/3 cup

Evaporated Milk – 1 can

Sweetened, Condensed Milk – 1 can

Heavy Cream – 1/4 cup


Heavy Cream, For Whipping – 1 pint

Sugar – 3 Tablespoons


  • Add all purpose flour, baking powder and salt to a mixing bowl and whisk well
  • Separate 5 eggs – put all the Yolk in one bowl and whites in the other
  • Add 1/2 cup sugar to the yolk and beat well with electric mixer, in high speed. Beat till it becomes pale yellow and approx. doubled in quantity. It took 4-5 min for me. Add milk and vanilla extract to the pale yellow mixture


  • Gently add the flour to this mixture. Set the electric mixer in low speed and whisk well


  • In a separate bowl, beat the whites in high speed till they become like a soft foam. Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar and keep it aside


  • Gently mix this to flour yolk batter with the mixer in lowest setting


  • Pour the batter to the greased cake pan and bake it at 350 f for 30-35 min, till the cake is baked (a toothpick inserted inside should come out clean). Let it cool


  • Add condensed milk, evaporated Milk and heavy cream in a jar and whisk well.


  • After the cake is cooled completely, poke it gently using fork all over and pour the milk mixture gently everywhere including the sides in batches (say about 1/4 cup at a time, let it absorb well and then add another 1/4 cup)


  • Cover it with cling wrap and set aside to absorb. I kept it overnight.


  • Frosting – Nextday add heavy whipping cream to a bowl. Whisk well with the electric mixer in high speed till the cream becomes soft. Continuously mix for speeding up the process. Add sugar and mix well


  • Apply the frosting all over the cake and delicious tres leches cake is ready to taste. I topped it with some fresh strawberries





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My Notes:

We refrigerated the cake and had it the next day. Tasted yum!


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20 thoughts on “Tres Leches Cake

  1. Christy Birmingham January 1, 2015 at 4:21 PM Reply

    How amazing that looks and sounds!

  2. Dr. Rex January 1, 2015 at 7:42 AM Reply

    This is an awesome, absolutely yummy desert! Hugs ….

  3. Aswini August 21, 2014 at 7:23 PM Reply

    mouth watering recipe.. very good presentation 🙂

  4. Priya Shiva August 9, 2014 at 5:16 AM Reply

    Looks so tempting and perfect!

  5. Violets&Vanilla July 18, 2014 at 12:48 AM Reply


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  7. swathi June 9, 2014 at 4:08 PM Reply

    Delicious tres leches cake, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  8. beulaharun May 21, 2014 at 6:23 AM Reply

    Looks awesome!

  9. Traditionally Modern Food May 21, 2014 at 5:05 AM Reply

    Ya tres leches s my fav too:)

  10. Lori May 21, 2014 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Beautiful…love tres Leches!

  11. Lori May 21, 2014 at 12:37 AM Reply

    Wow! Looks amazing! Love Tres Leches! Beautiful job!

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