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Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Makes

20 servings

My mom's favorite cake is tres leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
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Ingredients

  • 1 package butter recipe golden cake or yellow cake mix (regular size)
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • WHIPPED CREAM:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13x9-in. baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, milk, softened butter and vanilla; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium 2 minutes. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes.
  3. In a 4-cup measuring cup, whisk topping ingredients until blended. Using a skewer, generously poke holes in top of warm cake. Pour milk mixture slowly over cake, filling holes. Cool 30 minutes longer. Refrigerate, covered, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. In a bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until soft peaks form. Spread over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 343 calories, 20g fat (12g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.