Tres Leches Cake

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"Recipe source: Pati's Mexican Table cookbook prep time does not include chilling time (2 hours) and cake can be assembled 3 days ahead and refrigerated"

Original recipe yields 10-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (413.9 g)
  • Calories 650.4
  • Total Fat - 33.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 857.2 mg
  • Sodium - 460.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 33 g
  • Protein - 34.5 g
  • Calcium - 294.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

To make the cake: preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan and line with parchment paper

Step 2

In the bowl of an electric mixer beat the egg white on medium high speed for 3-5 minutes or until there are soft peaks. Reduce heat to medium and add in sugar, baking until there are stiff peaks and set aside. Clean beaters.

Step 3

In another bowl of the electric mixer add egg yolks and beak on medium high for 5 minutes or until yolks are pale yellow. Add vanilla and beat for another minute.

Step 4

Fold egg yolk mixture into the egg whites -- do not deflate the whites. In another bowl combine flour with the baking powder and fold into the egg mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, mix in well. Batter will be streaky.

Step 5

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center of cake comes out clean. Place cake on wire rack to cool.

Step 6

Invert cake onto the rack and remove pan and paper. Cover cake with an upside-down platter large enough to hold cake and the sauce that will be placed on the cake -- invert again so cake is right side up. Using a fork, poke holes all over the top of the cake.

Step 7

To make the sauce: In a bowl combine all the milks and vanilla and stir to blend. Pour sauce all over the cake. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (or up to 3 days).

Step 8

To make the whipped cream: in a bowl of an electric mixer whip the cream at medium speed for 5 minutes or until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to low and add the confectioners sugar and then increase mixer speed to medium high and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream over the top and sides of cake.

Step 9

To serve: slice cake and spoon berries on top of each serving or on the side.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.