Monday, August 9, 2010

Tres Leches Cake

We have seen tres leches cake on a few blogs and decided to give it a try. We liked the cake, but felt it needed something and made a strawberry sauce to put over the cake. Even though we did like this cake I do not think I would make it again.

Tres Leches Cake


Soft butter, for baking dish
6 large eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 cup unbleached flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 tbsp. icing sugar

Strawberry Sauce:

1 cup strawberries, cut up and stemmed
1/8 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 325° .
Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs yolks and sugar on high speed until light and fluffy.
In another bowl, beat egg whites to soft peaks.
Using a rubber spatula, fold whites into yolks until almost combined.
Gently fold in flour (do not over-mix).

Spread batter in prepared dish.
Bake until golden and pulling away from sides of dish, 20 to 25 minutes.
Using a small knife, scrape skin from top of cake; discard.
Cool cake for 20 minutes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the three milks; pour evenly over cake.
Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to one day.

To serve, prepare topping: In a mixing bowl, whip heavy cream with sugar to soft peaks.
Chill cake and cut into squares; serve toped with whipped cream.

Strawberry Sauce

Combine sugar and strawberries into a medium size pot.
Stew down until sugar dissolves.
Spoon over cake with whipped cream.


Rosemary said...

I have often thought of trying this cake. Says a lot that you would not make it again.

Jannett said...
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Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I've yet to try this cake. It looks pretty goopy, so I'd probably reduce the amount of liquid poured on top!

Chef Bee said...

Seems like everyone around me lately wants a Tres leches cake. We have a local bakery that continually sells out of it early in the day.

Plan B

meemsnyc said...

Oooh, I love tres leches. It is a very sweet cake.

Jannett said...

Avanika...reducing the liquid would likely be a good idea. It is very moist.

Jannett said...

Rosemary...You may like this cake...I did not care for it.... :)

chef bee... Everyone seems to like this cake... :)

Meemsnyc...yes it is a sweet cake. I did like adding the strawberries to it.... :)

Thanks for the comments


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