Three Milk Cake - Pastel Tres Leches

Three Milk Cake - Pastel Tres Leches

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Savor this creamy Three Milk Cake - Pastel Tres Leches that will melt in your mouth. Three types of milk make this traditional cake of Latin origin an excellent way to impress your guests!

30 mins. to Prepare

15 mins. Cooking Time

30 mins. Standing Time standing

75 mins. Total

Servings: 12 servings

Difficulty: Challenging


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oven to 375° F. Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan.
BEAT egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar in large mixer bowl until stiff peaks form.
COMBINE egg yolks and remaining sugar in large bowl; beat until light yellow in color. Fold egg white mixture and flour alternately into egg yolk mixture.
Step 4 of 11
POUR into prepared pan.
BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until just golden and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack.
sweetened condensed milk, media crema, evaporated milk, brandy and vanilla extract in medium bowl; stir well.
PRICK top of cake thoroughly with wooden pick.
Step 8 of 11
POUR 2 cups cream over cake. Spoon excess cream from side of pan over top of cake.
LET stand for 30 minutes or until cake absorbs cream. Remove side of pan.
cream, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form.
Step 11 of 11
SPREAD over top and sides of cake. Serve immediately with remaining cream.
Amount Per Serving
Servings: 12 servings
Calories from Fat180
%Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 31g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A15%
Vitamin C0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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It says intermediate but read the recipe carefully before starting. Get your ingredients measured out, etc. Then it is not difficult.


Nothing else like it!


This is a real tres leches cake. The texture was perfect. I would recommend a tsp. of vanilla to the cake mix to round out the flavor. Don't forget to add fresh fruit to yours, to make it more delicious and pretty. Sliced stawberries, kiwis and peaches or cantaloupe if you don't like peaches, and honeydew melon. Definately will make again!


This looks like fun to make for Cinco de Mayo class party, instead of the usaul chips and salsa!


This is a delicious recipe, but as I saw what someone else wrote, it is a "wet" cake. I made it for a Cinco de Mayo school activity one year and the teachers (and students) asked me to make it the next year. It is one of our family's favorites! If you want the cake less "wet", don't add the liquid over the cake; let each person put their cake in a bowl or deep plate, and pour the liquid first and sit the cake on top. It keeps it from getting soggy, which some people don't like. But, for me, that is what Tres Leches is...a milk cake!


I am a Spanish teacher and served this cake at a teacher luncheon. It was a huge hit! Gracias!


good, but a little soggy for my taste. did not have brandy so I used rum. I added more sugar to sweeten the topping as it didn't taste great.

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