Tres Leches Cake

These are so good they don’t need an explanation… Make them often – your guests will love you for it.

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Tres Leches Cake

For the cake
1 2/3 cups of flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 oz. butter, softened
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray muffin tins with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium sized bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and sugar.  With the paddle attachment, mix on low speed until well combined.  Add eggs one and a time and mix completely.

Add flour mixture alternatively with the milk and vanilla until all ingredients have been combined.

Scoop a couple of heaping tablespoons into each muffin tin – you’ll want them to be just over half full.

Bake until the cake is just golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean – about 20-35 minutes.  Remove from oven and after 2-3 minutes, remove cakes from pan.  Place on a cooking rack until the soak is ready.

For the soaking
1 3/4 cups sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk

In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients.

Place cakes as close as possible in a 9×13 baking dish (you’ll probably need one 9×13 and one 8×8 to fit all the cakes)  Pour the filling over the cakes in both dishes then wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours (overnight is best).

Serve with fresh berries and whipped cream.

Enjoy!

1 Comment

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One response to “Tres Leches Cake

  1. princessjennifer

    um..this has 4 different types of milk…. 4 leches?

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