Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
15 servings

1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup whole milk
2 cups (1 pint) whipping cream, divided
3 teaspoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan. Beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake 29 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Combine sweetened condensed milk, whole milk and 1 cup whipping cream. Carefully pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until mixture is absorbed into cake. Whip remaining whipping cream; mix in powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread over cool cake. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Enjoy!

I've recently been trying to make a special dessert once a week for my family to enjoy after soccer practice. They usually eat double portions of dinner and are still hungry, so dessert works well on these nights. They all flipped over this tres leches cake! :-)


Bell said...

I tried another version of this cake a while back and it did not turn out well. I'll have to try your recipe. It looks great.

Mrs. H. said...

Oh Bell you must try it! If you like tres leches you will really like it - and it is even better the next day! We just loved it.:-)

Stephanie said...

I am so happy to find and try your recipe. My daughter's hubby is from El Salvador and loves this kind of cake. Thanks. God Bless.