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Authentic Tres Leches Cake


Three milk cake that's absolutely mouth watering.

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  • CAKE
  • 9 eggs seperated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectoners sugar


Level of difficulty Difficult
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven 360 degrees. Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan, lining the bottom with a piece of parchment paper cut to fit the pan.

Step 2

Pour egg whites into the bowl of your mixer and beat on medium-high speed for 4-5 minutes, or until they hold soft peaks. Slowly stir in the sugar and continue beating until they hold hard or more stiff peaks. Turn off mixer and with spatula, move egg mixture into a large mixing bowl.

Step 3

Rinse the bowl of the mixer and its whisk. Now pour the egg yolks into the bowl of the mixer and beat on medium-high speed for about 5-6 minutes, or until the egg yolks become creamy, puffy and their color has toned down to an almost cream color rather than loud yellow. Stir vanilla and continue beating for another minute. Turn off mixer.

Step 4

Pour egg yolk mixture onto the egg white mixture and with a spatula, in evolving motions, combine them into a homogeneous single batter. Do so gently trying not to lose much volume from the mixture. When fully combined, fold in the flour, scraping the bowl with the spatula so that all the flour is well mixed.

Step 5

Pour batter into the prepared cake pan and place into the oven for 22-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. It can be a bit moist, but not wet. The top of the cake should be tanned and feel fluffy if you touch it. Remove it from the oven and let cool.

Step 6

Once it cools down, turn it onto a platter. Remove parchment paper and cover the top with an upside down platter and invert again. The platter should be large enough to hold the cake and the vanilla sauce you're about to prepare. Using a fork, poke holes all over the cake so that it will better absorb the vanilla sauce.

Step 7

In a mixing bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour the vanilla sauce over the cake evenly.

Step 8

Top cake with whipped topping. Traditionally it's also topped with fruit like peaches or strawberries! You can also try cinnamon and honey! Enjoy


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