Tres Leche Cake

By golly, I think I’ve found my new FAVORITE cake!

A few years back, friends of ours used to get a Tres Leche Cake for their kids birthday every year. I had never heard, nor tasted one before this & boy were we missing out!

A Tres Leche cake is a cake that is soaked in 3 different kids of milk, which makes it so sweet, moist & tasty! It really is nothing I’ve ever tasted before.

While thinking of our good friends, who have since moved to Arizona, I decided to make my own Tres Leche Cake.

Tres Leche Cake

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled, plus more for baking dish
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
5 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
5 cups fresh fruit (optional), I used Peaches, Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Strawberries.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and 3/4 cup sugar on high until pale and thick, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla and beat to combine.

With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine. With a rubber spatula, fold in melted butter until incorporated.

Transfer batter to dish and bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating dish halfway through.

In a medium bowl, whisk together milks. Poke warm cake all over with a wooden skewer or toothpick, then pour milk mixture over top and let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour. As the cake cools, it will soak up all of the milk.

Whip the cream and 1/4 cup sugar to medium peaks. To serve, spread whipped cream evenly over cooled cake. Top with fruit if desired.

Recipe Source: Everyday Food
Photo:
by Jen Grove

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