Monday, October 19, 2009

Tres Leches

My mom's soon to be husband was asking me the other day if I had ever made a Tres Leches Cake. When I stopped and thought about it, I realized I hadn;t. So I went home that night and searched a recipe, and found the perfect one to test out on Pioneer Women!

He has a tough week ahead of him as he starts radiation this week. So I thought this would help lift his spirits! I didnt get a chance to taste it so hopefully it turned out ok :)

Tres Leches Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup milk

1 can evaporated milk

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 pint heavy cream, for whipping

3 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Spray 9 x 13 inch pan liberally until coated.Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Separate eggs. Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until yolks are pale yellow. Stir in milk and vanilla. Pour egg yolk mixture over flour mixture and stir very gently until combined.Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. With mixer on, pour in 1/4 cup sugar and beat until egg whites are stiff but not dry.Fold egg white mixture into other mixture very gently until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread to even out surface.Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.Turn cake out onto a rimmed platter and allow to cool.

Combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1/2 cup heavy cream in a small pitcher.When cake is cool, pierce the surface with a fork several times.

Slowly drizzle all but about 1 cup of the milk mixture—try to get as much around the edges of the cake as you can.Allow the cake to absorb the milk mixture for 30 minutes. Look its all gone!Whip 1 pint heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar until thick and spreadable.Spread over the surface of the cake. Decorate cake with whole or chopped maraschino cherries. Cut into squares and serve.

Spread over the surface of the cake...


Add some decoration...

Pioneer Woman decorate with cherries, I thought strawberries looked just as cute. But decorate however you wish! Enjoy :)
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  1. Hi

    Cake looks delish

    Would love for you to join our forum and enter this or any of your other creations in our fun recipe of the month competition.

    All welcome :]

  2. Tres Leches is one of my most favorite cakes. I have this exact recipe starred because it looks great.

  3. I've made a couple variations of this cake, but I'll have to try this one too!

  4. This is one delicious of my favorites. Looks great!

  5. I made tres leche cupcakes from MS cupcake book and they were a bit of a disappointment. I need to try your (PW's) recipe.

  6. This was fabulous! Made it and loved it!
    Darnell and Elisha 43A