Three Layer Tres Leches Cake

Three Layer Tres Leches Cake


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About this recipe: This Mexican cake is made with three layers and doesn't sway from the traditional use of 3 types of milk!


Serves: 24 

  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 475ml full fat milk
  • 1 (400g) tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (400g) tin evaporated milk
  • 355ml whipping cream
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour a deep rectangular baking dish.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and the 200g sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.
  6. Combine the milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
  7. Whip the cream, 200g sugar and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated, enjoy!

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