Tres Leches cake has soft and super moist crumbs. Soak it in a mixture of 3 types of milk and cover with a layer of slightly sweet whipped cream. This is the authentic Tres Leches cake recipe and the best we have ever tasted.
It's better than any store bought all day long! We like simple, delightful desserts with casseroles, such as the classic tiramisu, our popular strawberry pretzel salad, and of course this simple tres leches cake. They are easy to make and are perfect for dinners and gatherings. They transfer well and are always the first to disappear. Tres Leches Cake Slice on a Plate with Fork This article may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy. What is Tres Leches cake? Tres Leches is a popular authentic Mexican cake. I am a fan of wet cakes and this Tres Leches cake surprised me. You guessed it, the syrup is made of tres leches (which means three types of milk). Before pouring the syrup, you poke holes in the cake so that every bite is deliciously moist. The cake is rich, but it feels light and balanced by slightly sweet whipped cream. We even bravely turned it into a layered tres leches cake! My cousin Katerina sent me this tres leches cake recipe (long) ago, and I finally found time to make it. It is adapted from the cake in the Pioneer Woman.
Tres Leches casserole, a slice is cut to show the moist layer. Tres Leches Ingredients: This recipe requires very simple ingredients, most of which are staples in the refrigerator and pantry. It has 3 kinds of milk poured on the cake: evaporated milk, heavy cream and sweetened condensed milk. It has two-component whipped cream frosting on it. We like to add fresh berries such as strawberries and raspberries on top for a more beautiful display. Tres Leches ingredients with heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder Tips for the best Tres Leches cake: Before starting the measurement process and necessary tools, please refer to the video tutorial below. Properly measure wet and dry ingredients. For flour, put it in a measuring cup with dry ingredients and level the top. Cold eggs are easier to separate into egg whites and yolks. Fold the dough with a spatula until it is fully integrated, then stop. Do not over mix, because the cake depends on the volume of the egg to rise. When cooling the cake to room temperature, avoid open air ventilation.
If outside air enters, any egg-based cake will emit the fragrance of eggs. After adding the syrup, let the cake sit for 30 minutes to absorb each drop. Bake in a ceramic or glass casserole for the best fermentation effect, and it is easiest to eat directly from the casserole. Place a moist tres leches cake on the spatula, with a casserole underneath. To answer your urgent need: How long can Tres Leches cakes last? You can fully assemble and make tres leches cakes 1 to 2 days in advance. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Add fresh berries before serving, especially if the berries are sliced. It should be very humid. The bottom of the cake is the cake, so it absorbs a lot of syrup without getting soaked.
This is why I avoid the boxed white cake mix because it is not designed to absorb liquid, it will become "soggy" very quickly. Can Tres Leches cakes be frozen? You can make the bottom of the cake in advance. Let the cake cool to room temperature, then tightly cover the pan with several layers of plastic wrap, and freeze the bottom of the Tres Leche cake for up to 2 months. The cake is left in the refrigerator overnight or defrosted on the counter before use. Once the syrup and frosting are added, freezing the cake is not recommended. Tres Leches cakes are fully assembled and ready to be refrigerated. How to make Tres Leches cakes: Preheat the oven to 350 °F and butter the casserole. Place 3 mixing bowls and put the dry ingredients in the first bowl. Put the egg whites and egg yolks into 2 other bowls. Using an electric hand mixer, stir the egg yolks at high speed with 3/4 cup of sugar until light yellow (2 minutes). Add 1/3 cup milk and vanilla. Using a clean, dry whisk, beat the egg whites at high speed until soft peaks form (1 minute).
Turn on the blender, add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar and stir at high speed until the egg whites are set but not dry (1 minute). Pour the egg yolk mixture on the flour mixture and mix with a spatula. Whisk the egg white mixture gently until it is completely combined. Pour the batter into the prepared casserole and bake for 30 to 35 minutes. When the cake cools, pierce everything with a fork, and then slowly drizzle over the 3 milk mixtures. Soak for 30 minutes, then top with whipped cream and berries. Step-by-step instructions on how to make Tres Leches cake in 3 bowls.
This must be one of the moist cakes on the market. It is easy to take and you will taste every bite. Make this for your next party and you will be famous for your Tres Leches recipe! On the plate is a moist Tres Leches cake, topped with whipped cream and berries. Our best shared food dessert-if you are looking for more party favorite desserts, these desserts are easy to make, easy to transport, and can even be made in advance, You and I will love these dessert recipes. Strawberry pretzel salad-a dangerously good jelly dessert tiramisu-an authentic Italian self-baked dessert baklava-which can even be frozen a few months before the chocolate cake- Mini cheesecake with the best chocolate frosting-beautiful and simple fruit salad-healthy "dessert" with honey syrup Watch Natasha make this Tres Leches cake: If you like this Tres Leches cake video, please subscribe to our Youtube Channel and click on the bell icon so that you will be the first to know about the new video when we publish it. Thanks for subscribing!