Tres Leches Cake

Oct 6,2007 021  

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (at room temp)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract




  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9×13 glass baking dish.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, beat well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time, mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Cool completely.  Pierce cake evenly with a fork.
  6. Combine the whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.   Chill (1/2 hour).
  7. Whip whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup of the sugar together until thick. Spread over the top of cake.    Garnish with fresh strawberries or raspberries.  Be sure and keep cake refrigerated,    BUEN PROVECH0!

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4 thoughts on “Tres Leches Cake

  1. Oh – BTW, step one says a 9×13 baking pan. It should read: a 9 x 13 glass dish. *yikes*
    I’ll go in and edit it…

    And one more thing – if you are baking high altitude, be sure to adjust the recipe.

  2. Jennifer – welcome! Thanks for linking, it’s definitely a video worth sharing!

    Pam – yes, the cake was delicious…and very easy. I didn’t rush it, though. I let it cool between each step. I added fresh raspberries that began in a nice artistic design. Then came along my DH and said, “oh you have to add lots more raspberries”.

    “It’ll mess up my design”, I said. But I figured taste and satisfaction were more important than my pride, besides no other women were around to impress (!) so I added the rest of the berries anyway.

  3. Oh Yeah!!!
    Mike told us about this cake and I wanted the recipe for us and the kids. They love this cake!
    I had one recipe, but there was always a 50/50 chance that it wouldn’t turn out 😦
    Thank you SO much!!!!!


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