Caramel Tres Leches Cake Recipe

TresLechescake, ThreeMilkCake, MilkCake, MexicanCake, MexicanDessert, Cake

TresLechescake, ThreeMilkCake, MilkCake, MexicanCake, MexicanDessert, Cake

I read somewhere, The next best thing to eating food, is talking about it. Cant agree more. And my most favorite food quote is:

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” -Ernestine Ulmer

So true, isn’t it? Given a choice, I will start and end my days with a piece of cake. With that said, lets talk about the most decadent cake I ever tasted. Tres Leches Cake. In other words, Three Milk Cake – a famous Spanish cake. Basically the Tres Leches Cake, is a basic sponge cake soaked over night (preferably) with a concoction of three milks – Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk and Regular Full Fat Milk.Optimized-caramel-Tres-le-ches-cake4

If you end up making this Tres Leches Cake, trust me (I insist), it will be wipes off the plate in minutes. YES! Its that delicious. Can you imagine a slice of sponge cake soaked in milk …just melting in your mouth.

You want to try few other delicious cakes? Check these out –

Semolina Coconut Cake

Double Chocolate Loaf Cake (Eggless)

Lemon Yogurt Loaf Cake Recipe

Cardamom Cream Cake
Optimized-caramel-Tres-le-ches-cake2Another note – I whipped up the cream from scratch for the topping, but if you want go for a store bought topping such as cool whip or any other brand that’s available to you. The taste isn’t compromised at all.

INGREDIENTS:

For Sponge Cake

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 TSP baking powder
  • 1 TSP salt
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 TBSP vanilla essence

For Soaking the Cake

  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • ¼ cup milk

For the Frosting

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream (I used the store bought whipping cream: Cool whip)
  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • Caramel for topping

METHOD:

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degree F
  • Grease a pan with some butter
  • In a bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder
  • Separate the eggs into different bowls
  • Add 1/4 cup sugar into the yolk bowl and mix until the yolks turn into light yellow. Add the 1/3 cup milk and vanilla into it.
  • Mix the yolk mixture with the flour and mix gently
  • Now beat the egg whites on high speed (if you have an electric mixture, then its better). Slowly add the ¼ cup sugar into it and beat again till you see stiff peaks
  • Now fold the egg whites into the flour batter very gently.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the mixture on top. Bake for 25/30 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool completely. Once it’s cooled, poke holes all over the cake with a fork.
  • Combine the three milks – condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk
  • Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake and cover the sides also
  • Refrigerate the cake overnight.
  • Whip the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until you get stiff peaks. Smooth over the cake and sprinkle some caramel.

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18 thoughts on “Caramel Tres Leches Cake Recipe

  1. I agree with you 100%! I would love to start and end my day with a piece of cake! This looks amazing! I have never made Tres Leches cake before. Might just have to make this 🙂

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  2. It’s been a log time since I’ve had tres leches cake, and I don’t think I’ve ever actually made it! I pinned this so I could try it this weekend, thanks!

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