Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tried & True Recipe #10: Tres Leches Cake!

It's my birthday today so I thought I'd share a (birthday) cake recipe for my last Tried and True Recipe. I made this for Jeff's birthday fiesta we had in January and it's really quite delicious. If I weren't still coughing like a mad woman, I'd probably be making it right now!

This recipe's from Click here if you want to go directly to the recipe. I pretty much followed it exactly.

Tres Leches Cake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.

  • Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.

  • Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.

  • Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.

  • Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.

  • Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated.

I'm working on my goals for April! Between taking pictures each day and posting recipes, March was quite the busy blogging month. Thanks for reading and for all of your encouragement!

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