Recipe of the Week -Tres Leches Cake

tres leches cake recipe

South American Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Here is another wonderful recipe from our South American adventure. It’s a delightful finish to a spicy Latin meal. This recipe is authentic, easy to make and divine.


  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • Preheat Oven to 350. Spray 9 x13 with Pam or other cooking spray.
  • Stir flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and the ½ tsp of vanilla and beat well
  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time. Mix until well blended. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 for 30minutes.When cake is out of the oven pierce all over with fork
  • Combine whole milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk together. Pour over top of cooled cake.
  • Whip whipping cream, the remaining cup of sugar and remaining vanilla together until thick. Spread on top of cake and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
  • Be sure to keep refrigerated.— Enjoy and don’t tell your cardiologist what you are having for dessert.

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