If you’ve been to a Latin restaurant lately, you know that Tres Leches Cake has become a staple on many dessert menus. It’s sinfully sweet and tasty. Coupled with a nice cup of espresso, your meal is complete.
Of course, you can treat yourself by making this cake at home. For those who are expert bakers and love making a cake from scratch, please go right ahead.
For those of us who are a little more challenged, store bought yellow cake mix is the foundation of this super easy Tres Leches cake! For a little Spanish lesson, “tres leches” means “three milks” and it is three different milks that form the sweet soaking mixture in this recipe.
Yellow Cake Mix
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
Follow the boxed cake mix directions, but add the 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the cake mix. Bake in a 13×9 inch pan following the cake mix instructions.
Once baked, cool the cake.
Combine the condensed milk (not evaporated), whole milk and whipping cream together until smooth.
With a fork, poke some holes into the top of the cooled cake in the pan. Do not remove the cake from the pan.
Slowly pour the three milk mixture over the cake, letting it soak in. You may have to repeat this step several times until the cake is soaked in.
Cover the cake and let sit overnight to really let it soak in. Before serving, top with whipped cream and cherries!
That’s it? Easy right? I hope you try it and out enjoy this super easy Tres Leches cake recipe.
Want to be daring and mix things up a little? Try adding Frangelico (hazelnut flavor), Amaretto (Almond) or an orange liqueur to the milk mixture for a little but of pop!
Have a great weekend!