Margarita Tres Leches Cake
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
- 4 large eggs, separated
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup tequila
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 6 tablespoons key lime juice, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- Whipped cream and lime slices, optional
- Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Grease and flour a 13x9-in. baking pan; set aside.
- Beat sugar, tequila, butter, yolks, 3 tablespoons lime juice and vanilla until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into yolk mixture until blended.
- Add confectioners' sugar and cream of tarter to egg whites; beat with clean beaters until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Transfer to prepared pan.
- Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place pan on a wire rack. With a wooden skewer, poke holes in cake about 1/2 in. apart.
- Beat condensed milk, milk, evaporated milk, whipping cream and remaining lime juice until blended. Drizzle over cake; let stand for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
- Cut cake into squares. Garnish with whipped cream and lime slices if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 1 piece (calculated without garnishes): 344 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 0 fiber), 7g protein.
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Sep 4, 2019
This recipe is awesome! Be completely ready by having all supplies at room temperature and have your pan prepared as well. Be SURE to have your oven turned on at 375F at least 30 minutes before starting your recipe. Get the flour mixture ready first. When you add the flour mixture to the egg white mixture, it causes a reaction and you need to immediately put the batter into the pan and put it right away into the oven to bake. Delaying will cause the batter to deflate ... don't wait!! Bake right away!