Sunday, July 21, 2013

Tres Leches Cake

Translation - Three Milk Cake
Another Translation - Absolutely Yummy!

I started making this cake about two years ago
when we began hosting a Latin WV Power Player.
This is a very popular cake in the Latin America community.
So, to bring them a little piece of home, I began making
this cake for the players.

This is an easier version of the cake because it
uses a box cake mix.  I also don't know where
this recipe originated from except my friend Brenda
gave it to me.

Now on to the recipe!

Tres Leches Cake

 1 boxed white cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)
1 c whole milk or heavy cream (preferable) (I use the cream)
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz can evaporated milk
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz whipped desert topping mix (I used the already
prepared desert topping)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c whole mix

Spray cake pan with cooking spray

Prepare the cake as directed on the box

While the cake is baking, whisk together 1 cup of cream, 
sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and vanilla.

When cake is ready, pole holes all over the cake using
a fork.  *NOTE* The original recipe said to use a fork.
However, I think it makes the holes WAY to big. 

Slowly pour the 3 milk mixture over the cake, giving it
time to absorb, making sure that the entire cake is
moistened by the mixture.

Refrigerate covered for at least 4 hours or 
overnight to let the flavors set.

Before serving, prepare the whipped desert topping by
combining the mix, vanilla and 1/2 c milk and beating with
a mixer for 4 minutes.

Spread over the cake and decorate with sprinkles,
berries, or cherries (drying before placing on the cake).

Refrigerator any leftover portions.

Hope you enjoy!

Love to you all from the 
Busy Cookin' WV Momma!

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