Tres Leches Cake
Author: Nikki
Tres Leches Cake... Let me just say, this cake will knock your socks off! It is SO moist and delicious beyond words! This recipe is definitely a must try!
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
Tres Leches mixture
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 14 ounce sweetened and condensed milk
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powder sugar
  • garnish with cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a medium bowl combine egg yolks with ¾ cup sugar and beat until light in color and doubled in volume. Add milk, vanilla, flour, and baking powder. Stir until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining ¼ cup sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into yolk mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch and the toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Using a knife, carefully loosen edges of cake from the pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack. Flip cake again so it cool right side up. Let cake cool for 15 minutes.
  6. In a small mixing bowl combine Tres Leches ingredients and whisk together. Using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake. Place cake on a rimmed dish and slowly pour tress leches mixture over the top of the cake letting it soak in as you go.
  7. Refrigerate for it least 1 hour. In small bowl whip cream until thickened. Fold in powdered sugar. Spread whipping cream over cake and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Recipe adapted and combined from The Baker Chick and AllRecipes
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