Monday, May 11, 2009

Tres leches cake

I was searching for an nice recipe which uses condensed milk. I came across this recipe. I ve neve made Tres leches cake but surely the mixture of three milks intrigued me. So I tried this recipe. Here's the link to this fantastic blog from where I copied the recipe. http://www.tasteandtellblog.com/2008/05/post-cinco-de-mayo.html Although I don't like condensed milk I like this cake. (surely I would prefer a chocolate cake though :) However it's quite yummy :)
Tres Leches Cake
adapted from allrecipes

5 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups white sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
Cream butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla extract, beat well. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time, mix until well blended.Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
Pierce cake several times with a fork.Combine 1 cup of the cream, evaporated milk, and condensed milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake. Refrigerate cake for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. Whip whipping cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 cup of the sugar together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Keep cake refrigerated until serving.

31 comments:

Mary said...

nice cake with whipped cream!

Nina's Recipes said...

yummy Snooky!

Jude said...

And here I was thinking a plain jain version in aluminum foil or something, which is how I usually get this. The piping job is so nice.

Elra said...

Scrumptious, and delicious specialty. I really like it.

Superchef said...

ooohh..i was planning to make this for a tacos party we had a couple of weeks ago, but one of my guest offered to bring dessert, so didnt. Now i definitely have to make this!

Claudia said...

Favolosaaaaaaaaaaaaa

*Mariarita* said...

Questa torta è un incanto!come nè vorrei una fetta!!!come sempre 6 bravissima!!!
Baci ...

Lady Cocca said...

Dolcissima e sicuramente ottima!!!
Ps: Natalie..non riesco ad aprire la mail che mi hai mandato!!!
ciaooooo

Fin-ish Me Cupcakes said...

yummy i love milk cake!

Federica said...

meravigliosa!! deliziosa!!! gnam!

i dolci di laura said...

wonderful! very nice cake!

Happy cook said...

My daughte rloves cake which is decorated with whipped cream, and this looks really beautiful and delicous.

NIGHTFAIRY said...

Da acquolina..yummyyummy!!!

Cricket said...

This sounds so good! Sometimes you just want something simple that's been tweaked up a notch. Thanks for the recipe. :)

Cali Cakes said...

This looks so delicious!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Mmmmm that looks like pure heaven on a plate!!

anudivya said...

Gorgeous cake! I have been wanting to try it ever since I had it a few years back...

may26 said...

(^_^) ciao Nat,complimeti questa torta è propio buona e soffice (-_^)
mi erano sfuggite le altre due torte precedenti wow!! una più bella dell'altra bravissima in particolare mi è piaciuta la barca hihihi!!! fantastica (-_^) un abbraccio baci baci ♥♥

Eliana said...

Condenced milk is one of those things you wither love or hate. It's used in a varietyof things in Latin cuisine so I've had it quite a bit since I was a child. I absolutely love it in Tres Leches Cake. It's one of my favorite cakes.

Mermaid Sweets said...

It looks gorgeous.

Sharon said...

One of my favorite cakes, but I have never seen one look so lovely!

karl's sweet child said...

looks really nice but i dont really what tres leches really is :(

karl's sweet child said...

looks really nice but i dont really what tres leches really is :(

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Very nice piping with the cream!

CookiePie said...

OOOH - I love tres leches - it was my wedding cake!

I pasticci di Roby said...

Bello e certamente buono.Sforni sempre bontà infinite.Notte Roby

Girl Japan said...

Seriously, this is my all-time-creamy-favorite cakes-- ah goodness...

dessertobsessed said...

i love tres leches cake! definitely try pouring a can of condensed milk over a chocolate cake and then topping with whipped cream and chocolate curls; heaven!!

Jaime said...

i love tres leches. i love how you decorated the top. usually i am boring and just spread the whipped cream across the top - i'll have to remember this :)

Leesa said...

One of my VERY FAVORITE cakes!! YUMMMM!!! I've only made it twice, but both times were DELISH! Thanks for sharing... Makes my mouth water!
Leesa

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