If you like sweetened condensed milk then you’ll enjoy taking a bite into a Tres Leches Cake. It’s simple, easy and perhaps the moistest cake you’ll ever have with a unique flavor you cannot find in most nonhispanic bakeries and restaurants.
Please tell me you’ve tried a tres leches cake? I beg you, please tell me because if you haven’t I highly suggest you do.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons rum extract
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons rum extract
2-4 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon (optional) Instructions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13x9-inch baking pan, grease and flour bottom and sides; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until just combined. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whish together all filling ingredients; set aside.
Once cake has slightly cooled but still hot to the touch, pierce the top using a long-tined fork approximately every half-inch apart. See bottom of this post for a visual.
Pour the 3-milk (tres leches) mixture evenly onto the cake. Loosely cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours or until majority of the tres leches has been absorbed.
In a large chilled bowl, beat topping ingredients until stiff peaks form.
Once cake is ready, spread whipped cream over cake and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. ENJOY! Notes
Full fat versions of ingredients may be used to substitute any fat-free ingredients found in this recipe.
Do not pour tres leches immediately into the hot cake. Allow cake to cool to warm before pouring the tres leches into the cake to prevent curdling of the milks.
Tres Leches Cake recipe is slightly adapted from Chocolate Coconut Malibu Rum Cake.