Tres Leches Cake
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min. + chilling
I am said Mexican called for, born and raised in the state of Puebla. I needed to make a tres leches cake, but Mexicans are terrible at written recipes. I made this recipe, and with some minor changes, it was a hit (among the Mexicans I served it to). If you want to try for a more authentic taste and presentation you can try my changes:- I made it in a round cake pan, and after cooling slightly, I turned it out on a rack, cooled some more, and sliced into a top half and bottom half.- I only used half of the syrup called for, dividing it between my layers.- I reduced the amount of condensed milk, so my syrup was 3/4 cup evaporated milk, 1/2 cup half and half and 100 gr condensed milk (though I don't know how Mexican condensed milk compares to what you would buy in the US)- After pouring the syrup over the bottom half (if you place it sliced side up, you don't need holes for it to absorb), I spread whipped cream, and a layer of sliced fresh strawberries, then put the top half on, sliced side up. After pouring on the remaining syrup, I "frosted" it with more whipped cream, and decorated with strawberries.So on the whole, I recommend the recipe, and I hope my comment is helpful!
The recipe calls for 5 eggs.The first step of the instructions deals with the egg whites, the second step deals with the egg yolks.
i dont understand this recipe it doesnt even call for egg whites in the recipe ! it confused the [expletive] out of me i need to find a real recipe for this cake.
It turned perfect and it was a great hit with my family and guests. I'd like to try it with a sprinkle of cinnamon or baked apples instead of strawberries sometime. Definitely use real whipped cream instead of the frozen.
This turned out way too soggy and way to sweet. We couldn't even eat it. My cake probably only soaked up half the milk liquid. If I attempt to make it again I won't pour all the milk liquid over the cake. The actual cake part (w/out) the liquid was ok.
Absolutely perfect!! (I didn't make it lowfat though)
For A.Kuhl: Tres Leches should be wet. it should soak the came and have a little bit for a sauce type..I have tried some recipes that show a little liquid like the picture and some that are swimming..I guess it depends on the preference of the cook..If its too much liquid but the flavor is good next time cut down the fluid a bit. I have noticed to some degree its trial and error because everyone likes different things..
Is the cake supposed to be so soggy? I was a little nervous pouring all that milk mixture over it!
although it's a bit time consuming - it's well worth the wait.... we only have 1 Mexican resturant that serves this in our area... and everyone says this tastes better than theirs.
Made with petite four sized cakes, wonderful bite sized dripping in sauce. Very rich - but worth the time and effort.