Tres Leches Waffle

There was one series of classes in high school that I struggled with.  No it was AP nor honors courses but foreign language.  I was terrible at Spanish and got straight C’s every semester.  I thought since I had passed the courses I would never have to take foreign language in college but that ended up not being the case.  I had to take Spanish in college too and I failed Spanish 103.  I then struggled through it again senior year of college.

So how does Spanish even relate to today’s waffle?

In high school we would have the option to bake something and bring it in for 10 extra credit points on our test.  It was foolish for me to not take that option even though my Spanish might have been a little better then my cooking.  Luckily my mom always helped me make the Tres Leches (3 milk) dessert cake and it was always a hit with my teachers.  I think it was honestly why I got a C and not a D but I didn’t ask questions.

Tres Leches Waffle

Tres leches literally means 3 milk and the cake itself has three different types of milk and is very sweet somewhat similar to the hummingbird cake.  The cake is known for being very moist from adding the topping.

Ingredients (cake):

2/3 cup flour

1 tablespoon oil

¼ cup sweetener

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 cup milk



7 ounces evaporated milk

7 ounces sweetened condensed milk

¼ cup heavy cream

¼ cup syrup



1/2 cup heavy cream

¼ cup sweetener

1 tsp vanilla extract


Mix the wet ingredients to dry.  Cook in waffle maker.

For the glaze, mix in a separate bowl and pour while still hot.  The glaze should go right through the waffle and keep it very moist.

Finally mix and add the topping which should have more of a frosting appeal.


Obviously this is a little more complex then 99.9% of my other waffle and pancake recipes (and also a tad more unhealthy) but what can I say, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do to pass her classes.  By me, I mean my mom really did most of this work back in high school but I helped.

Question for you: What classes have you (or did you) struggle with most in school? 


  1. Physics was the bane of my existence. Thankfully I only had to take two semesters of it, but I’m not even sure how I made it through those. Having the option to bake something for extra credits definitely would have helped, but my profs apparently weren’t big on food. Either that or they were just jerks… I’m going to go with the latter 😆

  2. Umm, that looks awesome! i wish baking for credits was an option in high school or uni, that would have been nice…math was the bane of my existence in school, specially anything related to algebra. Right over my head.

  3. That looks soooo good! It almost tempts me to make pancakes (cause I don’t have a waffle maker). I loved Spanish but I can’t remember any of it!!! I hate all sciences. They just don’t make sense!

  4. OMG, my foreign language classes were the same–bring in baked goods, get TK extra points on a test! French and Spanish came pretty easily to me, but I struggled with math and science big time.

  5. I struggled with Physics… I loved all over science classes and did well but physics and I just NEVER clicked!

  6. I am laughing at myself right now because I honestly never knew what ‘tres leches’ meant.

    I am another vote for physics too. Bio and chem were great, but physics? Just didn’t click for whatever reason.

  7. Oh my this looks like a cinnamon roll but better! I really love when you give a little story about your recipe girl 😀 It always shows excitement for the recipe and im sure it makes the recipe mean more too!

Comments are closed.