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Tres Leches Cake

Cake Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 min
Baking Time: 36 min
Chilling Time: Overnight


  • Flour No-Stick Spray
  • 5 - large eggs, at room temperature, separated
  • 1 - cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 - cup milk
  • 1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 - cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 - teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 - can (14 oz.) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 - can (5 oz.) Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 - pint whipping cream (1 cup), chilled
  • 2 - Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Maraschino cherries, if desired


Preheat oven to 350�F. Spray a 9-inch springform pan with the no-stick cooking spray with flour.

  1. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until almost stiff.
  2. Blend in milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder. Wash Beaters.
  3. In a small mixer bowl, whip egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form.
  4. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until firm but not dry.
  5. Gently fold egg whites into yolk mixture. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 34 to 36 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes.
  7. Loosen edge of cake with a knife before removing cake from pan.
  8. Invert cake onto deep serving plate. Using a two-pronged meat fork or skewer, pierce surface of cake several dozen times.
  9. In a small bowl, blend sweetened condensed and evaporated milks.
  10. Slowly pour over cake allowing it to be absorbed before adding more.  Repeat until all the milk is used. 
  11. Cover cake and refrigerate overnight.
  12. Chill beaters and small mixing bowl in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  13. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar in small bowl at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form.
  14. Frost cooled cake. Decorate with cherries, if desired.
  15. Store loosely covered cake in refrigerator.

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