Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches or 3 milk cake is a famous latin or mexican dessert. A basic sponge cake soaked in 3 milks is something to die for. I first tasted it in Brooklyn, NY. There was this wonderful bakery in brooklyn where they sell individual servings of TL cake. My husband and my son always wanted to go there for a treat. It was R's birthday and I made this cake for him.

I followed the recipe from here

I, however halved the recipe and I still have some cake left in the fridge.

Get ready:

For the cake

 3/4 th All purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup unsalted butter

For soaking:

1 cup whole milk
1/2 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 can (12 oz) evaporated milk

For frosting:
Cool whip
mandarin orange slices
maraschimo cherries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Grease and flour one 8 X 8 inch baking pan.  You want it with some depth as you will pour the milk in.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  • Cream butter or margarine and the 1/2 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
  • Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.The sponge cake will absorb all the liquids and will be so.. olala lah.....!
For Frosting:

Spread the cool whip pn top of the cake and get creative by decorating with cherries, oranges, kiwi or strawberries.



  1. wonderful recipe priya! the cake looks droolworthy!

  2. My fav...Such a succulent cake this is..I love it..Looks droolworthy priya!

  3. my god! drooling here. so creamy.. love it.. very nice cake..

  4. Delicious n Creamy !! Happy Birthday to R

  5. Woww wat a gorgeous cake, super cute looking cake..Happy birthday to R..

  6. Whoo that is so inviting n colorful

  7. My hubby will go crazy over it.. lol..awesome recipe ..looks decadent n scrumptious!
    Happy Birthday to R :)

    US Masala

  8. Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments!

  9. Cake looks colorful and fabulous.

  10. Wow, he must have been a happy camper. The cake looks divine :)

  11. lovely and colourful.. sure that its yummy too...

  12. lovely cake.....looks so yummy yummy dear....

  13. Cake looks utterly yummy ..great clicks as always..:)
    Tasty Appetite


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