Monday, April 8, 2013

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches is a popular Spanish cake which literally means "three milk cake". Its a basic  sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk. Every bite of this cake is so moist and creamy yet so light making you crave for another big bite. So hurry up and get your baking supplies to try this out.

Prep Time: 1 hour + 12 hours soaking time
Sponge Cake

All purpose flour: 1 cup
Eggs: 4
Vanilla Essence: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Sugar: 1 cup 
Milk: 1/3 cup
Baking powder: 2 teaspoons

Milk mixture

Condensed Milk: 1 can ( of which only less 3/4 gets used up)
Whole Milk/Heavy whipping Cream/half and half: 1/2 cup
Evaporated milk: 3/4 cup

Heavy Whipping cream: 1 pint box

Fresh fruits for garnish (We like berries and bananas)

We used the deep rectangle disposable aluminium foil tray to bake the cake and set everything in the same dish.

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lets begin making the sponge cake. Separate the egg yolks and whites. Beat the sugar and yolks until smooth and ivory in color. Add the vanilla essence and milk and beat well. Sieve the flour with the baking powder. Add the flour into the yolk mixture. Beat well. Now whip up the egg whites until stiff and forms peaks. Fold the whipped egg whites into the cake batter. Do not over do the mixing else the cake will be flat. Bake the cake until the center comes out clean when poked.

Take the cake out and let it cool for about 10-15 mins. 

Mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. Let the cake cool down before you use the milk mix. Pour the mix little by little all over the cake. The cake will drink it all up. So usually 3/4 of the mixture gets used up. But if you feel it needs more, continue to add the milk. Cover and refrigerate.
 This cake needs to be made at least 12 hours ahead of serving. So that the cake soaks up all the mixture. Usually works well if you make it previous night. After the 12 hours just poke through with fork in all corners to see if the milk has seeped in. If you find any dry area just drizzle some more milk. Couple of hours before serving, beat the whipping cream with about 3 tablespoons sugar until stiff and spread over the cake well.

Serve with cut berries and bananas.


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