Tres Leches Cake is a moist cake that’s soaked in a sweet milk. This cake is popular in Latin American countries such as Mexico and Columbia and a often served at Mexican restaurants. Tres leches mean three milks – evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream is mixed and poured over the cake to make a sweet, moist cake. Sweetened whipped cream tops this cake and makes it the ultimate dessert.
HOW TO MAKE TRES LECHES CAKE
To make this cake the easy way, start with yellow cake mix or white cake mix. Add a package of instant vanilla pudding mix to the dry cake mix, this gives it a springy texture and will hold it’s shape. Be sure to use instant vanilla pudding mix and not the cook and serve vanilla pudding mix. Mix together a can of evaporated milk, a can of sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. You can use milk instead of heavy cream or add coconut milk to give it a tropical flavor.
You will need cake mix, instant vanilla pudding and ingredients on the cake box. A can each of evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream to soak the cake.
CAN THIS CAKE BE MAKE AHEAD OF TIME?
This cake gets better the longer it sits. Make it the night before for best results but let it sit for at least six hours because the cake will fully absorb the three milks. Add homemade whipped cream soon after the cake absorbs the milk. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place into the fridge. Store in the fridge to for best results and to keep the whipped cream cool and then top with strawberries when its’ time to serve.