Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)

Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)


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This is a delicious refrigerated cake with a syrup of condensed milk, evaporated milk and milk as well as a meringue icing. Popular in Mexico, this cake is very sweet. Decorate with fruit or chocolate, or a combination of both.


Serves: 10 

  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup (125g) self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 (400g) tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (350g) tin evaporated milk
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:50min 

  1. Grease and flour a 20x30cm pan. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Separate 5 eggs, and beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup sugar slowly to the egg whites, beating constantly. Add the yolks one by one, beating well after each addition. Stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Sift the flour, and stir it into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared tin. Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until done. Cool.
  3. Blend the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Pour this syrup over the cooled cake.
  4. To make Meringue icing: Beat 3 egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Ice the cake.

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