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Chocolate Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Lil' Luna
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake is a chocolate twist on a classic Mexican dessert. This chilled treat is rich and decadent!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 15 slices
Calories 299 kcal


  • 1 (18.25-ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • cups chocolate milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¾ cup half-and-half
  • ¾ cup evaporated milk
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder divided
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • chocolate curls



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, beat cake mix, chocolate milk, canola oil, and eggs until well combined (about 2 minutes). Pour into greased pan.
  • Bake for 34-36 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Poke holes all over the top of the cake with a fork.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk sweetened condensed milk, half and half, evaporated milk, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder until cocoa powder is fully mixed into the milks. Pour this evenly over the cake. Refrigerate for at least  4 hours or overnight.


  • Make the topping by first sifting the powdered sugar and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl.
  • Make whipped cream by beating heavy cream in a stand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add half the sugar/cocoa mix and beat until incorporated. Add the rest of the sugar/cocoa mix and beat on medium-high heat until soft peaks form.
  • Spread chocolate whipped cream over the cake right before serving as well as chocolate curls.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 5gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 61mgPotassium: 207mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 868IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg
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