Sep 27, 2009

Tres Leches Cake

The Tres Leches Cake is a popular Spanish recipe. The cake is a yellow cake or even a sponge cake that is soaked in three different milks, hence the name. You can eat this cake alone or with an icing of your choice. I find that a basic homemade whip cream icing works wonderfully well. Although you will be tempted to eat it the day you make it you will be greatly satisfied if you choose to wait the next day as the recipe states. This is a pretty easy cake to make as well. Make it one day and finish it the next.

5 eggs
1/3 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

milk sauce:
1/2 can (6 ounce) evaporated milk
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream

1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl add eggs, milk, butter, vanilla, flour, baking powder and cream of tartar. With a hand mixer mix until smooth and frothy. In a 13inch x 9inch baking pan pour batter and cook for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium sized mixing bowl add evaporated milk, condensed milk and 1/2 cup cream. Whisk together and place in fridge until needed.

3. When caked has cooked and cooled carefully poke holes all over. Pour milk mixture all over the cake. Place in the refrigerator over night.

4. In a steal bowl add 1 cup heavy cream and sugar. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. With a hand mixer on high mix until peaks form. You can frost each piece or entire cake.

Yields: 20 servings

8 fabulous comments:

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh my my...looks real spongy. Love the way you presented it.

nadia said...

wow, looks delish!

meeso said...

This is a cake I have wanted to try for awhile... yours looks great :)

sabah said...

Wow, I mad the same cake yesterday, it's awesome, I still have to work on the video to post it. I ate it for the first time, it's really yummy. Yours looks wonderful.

Emiratican Kitchen said...

Wow! I just came across your blog by chance via Abaya Chic. The recipe caught my eye. It is a popular recipe also in Mexico. I had this cake years and years ago. It was so delicious. Your recipe looks so easy that I want to make it this week.

Miss MaryAnn

Velva said...

I love Tres Leche cake! Absolutely delightful. Thanks for the reminder about making it today and enjoying it tomorrow.

Noor said...

thanks so much you all. This cake was so good. I will be making it again soon. And yes, its actually easy. You all should try it and let me know :)

Taste of Beirut said...

My kids love that cake. I haven't made it in a while. I will try your recipe next time!