Delicious Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Apr 30, 2024

Indulge in the sweet goodness of a homemade tres leches cake. This Latin American delight is a must-try dessert!


You will need: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 5 large eggs, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/3 cup whole milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.


In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually add the dry ingredients, milk, and vanilla extract.

Cake Preparation

Pour the batter into a greased baking pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes until the cake is golden and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Baking the Cake

In a bowl, combine 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 can evaporated milk, and 1 cup heavy cream. Mix well.

Tres Leches Mixture

Once the cake has cooled, poke several holes with a fork and pour the tres leches mixture over it. Let it soak for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

Soaking the Cake

For the creamy topping, whip 1 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.

Whipped Cream Topping

Spread the whipped cream over the cake, refrigerate for a few hours, and serve chilled. Garnish with fresh berries or chocolate shavings for an elegant touch.

Final Touch