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Tres Leche Cake

We were recently invited for dinner at some friend's house.  The theme was Spanish.  Everyone chipped in and brought something.  I was asked to bring a Spanish dessert, so I chose Tres Leche cake.

This cake is very moist with 3 different milks.....that's where the Tres Leche comes in......  The icing is cream cheese and whipped cream, plus sliced strawberries.

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Tres Leche Cake
a Spanish themed Moist cake
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 package and half cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups whipping cream
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Grease and flour a 9x13- inch baking pan
3. Beat 6 egg whites until fluffy; set egg yolks aside.
Gradually beat in sugar until mixture holds soft peaks.
Beat in flour gradually. then beat in milk, reserved egg yolks,
melted butter, 4 teaspoons vanilla, and baking powder, beating
in each ingredient thoroughly before adding the next.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
4. Bake in preheated oven until cake is browned and crusty on
no more than 30 minutes. let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes
5. Whisk sweetened condensed milk. evaporated milk, and half and
half in a bowl. Pour the 3-milk mixture into a pan deeper and
longer than the cake. Lay the cake into the milk mixture. Use
a fork to poke holes in and pour the remaining 3-milk mixture
over the cake, allowing the mixture to soak in.
6. Beat cream cheese with 1 teaspoons vanilla in bowl with
electric mixer until soft and fluffy. Gradually beat in cream until
frosting is thick and spreadable. Spread over cake.
I then added sliced strawberries.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 9x13 pan

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  1. Your friends chose wisely in asking YOU to bring dessert!!

  2. Oh My Heavens!! This looks and sounds incredibly delicious!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Debbie :)

  3. This looks so delicious! I am definitely trying this and SOON! :-) Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!"

  4. I Love Cake!
    I should have a t-shirt with that...
    But I simply Looooove Summer Cakes. Because of the added freshness and beauty of fruits. Even if I was on a diet - I'm always - I wouldn't have the heart to say No to such a yummy treat.

    Your Friends are Lucky!!!! You're a Gem.


  5. We love leche flan, it is often done in Philippines and I am the lucky guy who gets it served every other week made by my Fiancee. I love your recipe and we will try it out soon

  6. This looks super delicious!

  7. That cake looks wonderful! I have to Pin this so I remember to try it.

  8. AnonymousJuly 17, 2012

    I love tres leche cake. I'll have to bookmark this recipe.

    Quiet Luxury

  9. I have never tried Tres Leches cake. My hubs says they're delicious. Will have to try yours sometime.

  10. Mmmm... I want a bite of this. Looks gorgeous.

  11. Hello Linda,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! The reality of the diagnosis is still sinking in.... It's all kind of surreal at this point. So glad to hear that you're happy and healthy! I am divorced and have been seeing the same guy for two years now. He's hanging in there, says he's got too much invested to even dream of walking away but it's all so SCARY! May I ask what type of OVCA you had?

  12. This looks absolutely delicious. I appreciate your sharing it in the Recipe Box.

    I must comment that you don't look old enough to be a great grandmother. I think, it is great.

  13. Super post. Isn't it a great idea to collect lunch recipes in the Recipe Box linky party? My link was the bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a lovely week.

  14. Hello, Linda

    It's a great idea having a spanish holiday. Tres leche Cake! Oh my goodness. I really like it. My mom and my sister likes to make it. Here at Mexico we usually celebrate happy birthday with this kind of cake.

  15. Oh my!! My kind of dessert! Sounds absolutely divine!!
    I bet that was a big hit!

  16. Looks wonderful! You always have such yummy recipes, Linda! I've never made a tres leche cake but I just might have to try this one. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle x o

  17. this sounds delicious come see me at

  18. Looks wonderful. I tried a tres leche cake once, but I must have done something wrong because mine was swimming in milk, not just moist. I should try again.

  19. Oh, Linda! This is one of my favorite cakes! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! It looks so good!

  20. OMGoodness, Linda, this cake looks and sounds wonderful! I really need to try this one out at our next family function.

  21. Oh, yeah! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! I have never tasted a Tres Leches cake, but I have had Tres Leches cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory. If it's as good as that, I'm headed to Fat City, baby! It's not even 8 a.m. and I'm craving it right now!!!! :-)

  22. What a perfect dessert! Thanks for the recipe!

  23. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Could you check the link back? When I put the cursor over it it states Mandysrecipes. Thanks and Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. Hi Linda! The cake looks delicious! And thanks for sharing the recipe! I'm saving it! Blessings from Bama!


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