Best Homemade Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake


  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Total: 85 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings
  • Cooking Method: Baking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Latin American


  • 1cupall-purpose flour
  • 1.5teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/4teaspoonsalt
  • 5(Divided into 3/4 and 1/4 cups)eggs
  • 1cupsugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1/3cupKalleh milk %3 Fat (UHT)
  • 340gramsevaporated milk
  • 255gramssweetened condensed milk
  • 4.5cupsKalleh heavy whipping cream
  • 2tablespoonsgranulated sugar
  • 1cupberries(to garnish)

Tres Leches Cake or three-milk cake is an amazing dessert for your special occasions like birthday parties or holiday gatherings. This delicious cake has a soft and moist texture. It is soaked in a three-milk mixture and topped with sweetened whipped cream. 

This recipe is for a classic and authentic tres leches cake and the best one you will ever try. With this homemade cake, you don’t need any store bought cake at all. This cake is simple and crowd-pleasing. 


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter a 9X13 casserole pan and set it aside. Choose three mixing bowls to start making the best tres leches cake.

Step 2

Choose a large bowl and sift together one cup of flour, 1 and a half teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Separate the egg whites and yolks into the other two bowls.

Beat the egg yolk with 3/4 cup of sugar with the electric mixer set at high speed. Continue until yolks are a pale yellow texture for about two minutes. Stir in 1/3 cup of Kalleh milk 3% (UHT). Then beat the egg whites on high speed until peaks form; about one minute is enough. While mixing, pour in the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and beat the mixture on high speed for about one minute, until the egg whites are stiff and not too dry.

Step 3

Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and fold gently with a spatula. Now fold in the egg whites with the mix just to combine them. Pour the cake batter into the greased pan, and spread it evenly. Place the pan in a preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.

Step 4

It is time to make the three-milk syrup. Combine 1/3 cup of Kalleh heavy whipping cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk in a bowl. Add one teaspoon of vanilla and combine. Remove the cake from the oven and let it coll. When the cake is cool, pierce the surface with a fork. Then drizzle the milk mixture over it slowly.

Step 5

For a delicious whipped cream, pour two cups of cold heavy cream and two tablespoons of sugar into a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed for 2 minutes until it is thick and whipped. Spread the whipped cream over the cake with a spatula and decorate it with berries or chocolate pieces if desired.

Source : delicious


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