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Tres Leches

Yields20 Servings

 1 cup all-purpose flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 5 large eggs, room temperature
 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
 1 tsp vanilla extract
  cup milk, whole or 2%
Milk Syrup:
 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  cup heavy cream
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
 2 tbsp powdered sugar
 1 tsp vanilla extract
Topping (optional):
 fresh fruit 
 cinnamon and sugar for sprinkling 
How To Make Your Cake

Adult help needed. First, preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13 baking dish with butter or cooking spray.


In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Next, separate your egg whites into one bowl and your egg yolks into another.


In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks with ¾ c. granulated sugar until pale yellow. Stir in the vanilla extract and milk.


Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture and stir gently to combine. If there are some lumps, that’s OK!


In a large bowl, beat egg whites at high speed until soft peaks form. Slowly add the remaining ¼ c. sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.


Fold egg white mixture into batter gently until just combined.


Spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into middle of cake comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

How To Make Milk Syrup

In a medium bowl, combine evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Stir in cinnamon and vanilla extract until well combined. 


When cake is cool, poke small holes in it using a fork or skewer. Slowly drizzle milk syrup over cake, then set aside and let the syrup soak in while you make your frosting.

How To Make Frosting 

Beat whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and continue beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.

Putting It All Together

Frost your cake with your homemade frosting. You can also decorate it with fresh fruit, such as berries, kiwi and pineapple. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and sugar if you’d like.


Serve immediately or place in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

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