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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Lil' Luna
This easy Tres Leches Cake recipe is a cool, sweet treat made from a tasty sponge cake, a creamy mixture of three different milks, and homemade whipped topping. Serve Tres Leches Cake with fresh fruit for an extra refreshing dessert!
5 from 30 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigerating Time 4 hours
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 18
Calories 399 kcal


For the Cake

For the Milk Glaze

  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk

For the Whipped Topping

For the Garnish

  • fresh strawberries sliced
  • sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy and then gradually add in the sugar and beat until fluffy. Mix in the vanilla and then one egg at a time, mixing each one completely in before adding the next.
  • Add the flour mixture to the eggs about ½ cup at a time, mixing each addition until almost combined (scrape down sides of bowl as needed).
  • Pour batter into pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-22 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cake cool completely and then poke all over with a fork.
  • Mix all Milk Glaze ingredients together discard ½ cup and then gently pour over the cake in 3 batches, waiting in between for the milk to soak in. You can tilt the pan back and forth it if pools at the edges.
  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

For the Whipped Topping

  • Whip the heavy cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla together until stiff peaks. Spread over the cake. Serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Sprinkle strawberries lightly with sugar and mix. Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Slice cake and top with strawberries.



Serving: 1sliceCalories: 399kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 6gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 156mgPotassium: 222mgSugar: 36gVitamin A: 815IUVitamin C: 1.1mgCalcium: 157mgIron: 0.8mg
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