3 Milk Cake Mexico

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #36152

December 24, 2020

"This particular one is from the region of Guerrero, the south Pacific state where Acapulco is located. Very involved recipe my oldest son dave likes tres leche cake alot"

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (311.6 g)
  • Calories 532.6
  • Total Fat - 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 549.5 mg
  • Sodium - 329.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 64.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 46 g
  • Protein - 23.8 g
  • Calcium - 211.9 mg
  • Iron - 3.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Grease and flour a 9-inch springform pan.

Step 3

Sift the flour and baking powder together.

Step 4

In a large bowl

Step 5

Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until frothy.

Step 6

Add the sugar and beat to form stiff peaks,

Step 7

Another bowl

Step 8

Add the egg yolks

Step 9

Turn down the mixer to a slower speed and add one-third of the flour and one-third of the milk.

Step 10

Repeat until all the flour and milk are incorporated, then add the vanilla.

Step 11

Fold in egg whites

Step 12

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 13

Let cool for 5 minutes and remove from the pan.

Step 14

Cut the cake into 3 layers.

Step 15

In a bowl, combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk and cream.

Step 16

Stir in the brandy.

Step 17

Pour one-third of the milk mixture over the bottom layer of cake, set the middle layer on top,

Step 18

Pour one-third of the milk mixture over it

Step 19

Cover with the top layer of cake and pour the remaining milk mixture over it.

Step 20

To prepare the frosting,

Step 21

Beat the egg whites, salt and cream of tartar in a large bowl until the whites hold soft peaks.

Step 22

Set aside.

Step 23

Mix the water, sugar and lime zest in a small heavy saucepan.

Step 24

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until a candy thermometer registers 235 degrees or soft ball. Remove from heat

Step 25

And add to the beaten egg whites in a thin stream.

Step 26

Beat for 6 minutes or until the mixture is stiff.

Step 27

Cover the top and sides of the cake with the frosting and refrigerate until just before serving.

Tips & Variations

  • Candy thermometer