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Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 large Eggs (separated)
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1/4 cup Melted butter

The Tres Leches Topping

  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9 x 13" baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Separate eggs and egg yolks.
  • In a second large bowl beat together egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar. You want the mixture to be stiff but dry. Then beat in vanilla and set aside.
  • In a third large bowl using a hand mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Add dry ingredients to yolk mixture and beat together. Once combined, add in milk and melted butter and beat until combined. Gently fold in egg whites until all is combined.
  • Pour batter into greased pan. This will be a more shallow cake than many!
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean. This took exactly 30 minutes.

Tres Leches Topping

  • In a medium bowl whisk together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, and vanilla.
  • Once the cake has cooled, use a fork to poke holes all over the cake. Pour the milk mixture evenly over the cake.
  • Cover the tres leches cake and place in refrigerator until all of the mixture is absorbed. This will take an hour but allowing it to absorb overnight is even better.

Frosting

  • Beat together heavy cream and sugar until whipped cream style frosting is formed.. This takes about 5 minutes. Frost cake and serve.
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