Tres Leches Layer Cake

8:44 PM

A couple of weeks ago, I was at a birthday dinner with friends at a local restaurant. When we were getting ready to go, we asked the waiter to take the obligatory birthday photo of us all. When he found out it was a birthday celebration, he offered us a free dessert: Tres Leches cake.

Of course, I have seen this cake online and had heard of it. I do not know why it took my this long to make one. Man, oh, is so good. Decadent, is like tiramisu with out the coffee flavor. Seriously that good.

Our oven is on the fritz but that did not stop me from heading to the local dollar store, buying up some disposable square pans and using the toaster oven. I. had. to. make. this. cake.

For Cake
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup oil
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 large eggs

For Sauce
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream

Whipped Cream
2 cups of heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar

Cherries (fruit of choice)

In bowl mix all dry ingredients for the cake. Once mixed, add in eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Mix until smooth and creamy.

Pour into cake pan. (I used a 6 inch sqaure pan)

Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes until golden at top or toothpick comes out clean and it does not sink in when pressed lightly.

Remove from oven and poke with fork through the cake.

For the sauce, mix all milks together.

Use a spoon to spoon the sauce of the cake. I soaked mine 4 times. I covered it, let it soak in, the covered it three more times.

Allow to cool.

Bake another  for layered cake.

For whipped cream, in a mixing bowl, pour in heavy cream and sugar. Mix on high until whipped cream forms. Stiff peaks should be present. Do not overmix, you will get butter!

Now assemble your cooled cakes, coating with whipped cream. Top with cherries or strawberries...or even blackberries. I was so close to using blackberries today.

This recipe makes two 6 inch cake layers.

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  1. Does this recipe make 2 cakes or should I double to get cake in photo?
    Thank you for sharing this!

    1. It makes two layers if you pour one cup batter evenly into your pan.

    2. Or it makes one large sheet cake.


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