A slice of tres leches cake on a pewter plate, cake is topped with strawberries
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Tres leches

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Refrigerate Overnight 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Rachael
Course Cake, Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Tres leches cake is a deliciously sweet cake that is soaked in milk syrup and topped with whipped cream.
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  • 1 package butter yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 ounces
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Garnish (Optional):
  • Berries

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  1. Preheat oven to 350° F Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine cake mix, eggs, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Beat with a hand mixer to combine until well incorporated. Pour into prepared pan.

  4. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes.

  5. In a large bowl combine evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream together. Whisk topping ingredients until combined.
  6. Use a chopstick or skewer, and generously poke holes in top of the warm cake. Pour milk mixture slowly over cake, and let the mixture absorb and fill the holes.

  7. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  8. Just before serving, add cream, confectioner’s sugar and vanilla, and beat until it begins to thicken. Continue to beat until soft peaks form. Spread over cake.

  9. Serve with sliced strawberries (optional)
Nutrition Information
Calories: 338, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 95mg, Sodium: 448mg, Potassium: 213mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 23g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 750%, Vitamin C: 6.6%, Calcium: 163%, Iron: 1.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword cake, tres leches