Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Living in Miami, we have come to enjoy the Latin American favorite dessert, Tres Leche Cake. My friend Ana, who is from Venezuela, gave me this Tres Leche cake recipe, and we have enjoyed it over the years for holidays, birthdays, and special occasions.

If you want to try a taste of Miami, try this cake:

Tres Leche Cake
5 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups whole milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.

  3. Cream butter and 1 cup of sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, beat well.

  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter or margarine mixture a little at a time, mix until well blended. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake cake layer at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and pierce cake all over with a fork or skewer. Allow cake to cool.

  6. Combine the whole milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and almond extract together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.

  7. Whip the heavy whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup of the sugar together until quite thick. Spread over the top of cake, and refridgerate until ready to serve.


Anonymous said...

i love this recipe because it's as simple as latin food should be. it was easy and turned out perfect. thanks.

crazeecook said...

Hello, thanks for your easy to follow Tres Leches. I tried it and came out great!

Thanks again.