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Tres Leches Cake

A delicious classic cake this Tres Leches Cake is poked and poured with a three milk mixture making it moist, light and absolutely irresistible!
Prep Time9 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time9 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 307kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Strawberries


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Spray a 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • In large bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder in salt.
  • Separate your egg putting yolks in to medium bowl and white into another medium bowl.
  • In your yolk bowl add 3/4 cup sugar and beat with hand mixer until pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Stir in your milk and vanilla.
  • Pour yolk mixture over flour mixture and fold in to gently incorporate.
  • Using hand mixer beat your egg white until they just become frothy and slowly add in your remaining 1/4 cup sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Add your egg white mixture into your flour/yolk mixture in 1/3 increments gently folding in after each addition.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and smooth out top.
  • Bake for about 30 minutes or until lightly golden and center is set, remove from oven and set aside to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile in medium bowl whisk together your evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and cinnamon.
  • Once cake is cooled poke holes using fork all over the top of your cake.
  • Pour milk mixture over the top making sure to get everywhere including all the sides (the cake will soak this all up).
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hour or overnight.
  • Once chilled make your whipped topping.
  • In large bowl beat together your heavy cream, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread 2/3 of the mixture over the top of your cake.
  • Place remaining topping into a piping bag fitted with an open star tip.
  • Pipe swirls over the top of the cake (12 of them).
  • Top with strawberries.
  • Cut and serve!


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 130mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.9mg