Recipes Across the World: Tres Leches Cake

Melissa of Plane and Cheesy is bringing a scrumptious dessert to the ‘Recipes Across the World‘ sequence!

This recipe has been in my household for so long as I can bear in mind. My aunt created the same model to my grandma’s and thru the years has modified it to her liking. My grandma was the rationale that Tres Leches has continued to be such a staple in my household and neighborhood!

It’s wonderful to assume that traditions, like this recipe, have flourished by way of the years. It’s a stand-alone dessert and really filling.

Right here’s the recipe for find out how to make Tres Leches Cake at dwelling!

Granada, Nicaragua

Cultural Context

Just a few many years into the 1900s, throughout World Warfare II, the Nestle Firm opened in Mexico. From their roots, Tres Leches grew to become well-liked and beloved. It has been well-liked within the Hispanic tradition ever since.

By way of the many years, Hispanics have created a number of methods in making the Tres Leches. Because the generations handed in my household and with the affect of my grandma, we’ve modified it to our liking. Actually, we’ve solely modified just a few issues right here and there however everybody LOVES it EVERY time!

A home made Tres Leches really makes your mouth water in the easiest way attainable—particularly my aunt’s model.

We often request it as a birthday cake or if we wished to convey a welcome dish for the vacations. It’s a dessert!


The Icing

  • 1 pint of heavy cream
  • 5 Egg whites
  • three tablespoons of sugar

The Cake

  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄four teaspoon of salt
  • 1⁄three cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar

The Tres Leches

  • 1/four cup heavy cream
  • 1⁄four teaspoon of salt 1⁄three cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 pack of cherries
  • One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Tres Leches Cake

Recipe + Preparation

If you would like more information, I published this recipe on my site: Plane and Cheesy: Tres Leches

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F levels. Seize the 8×Eight pan and grease it with butter or Pam.
  2. Crack the eggs, however separate the yolk and the egg whites into 2 bowls! Egg white shall be used within the icing, yolks shall be within the cake. That is very essential as a result of it makes an enormous distinction within the dish. If the egg whites fall into yolks or vice versa, I might advocate you begin over. That’s the primary motive why we begin with the eggs earlier than including different substances.
  3. The Icing: Add egg whites to the blending bowl. Combine with the heavy cream and sugar to create the fluffy meringue-like texture. Put aside till you’re able to unfold it as the ultimate contact.
  4. The Cake: Add baking powder, flour, sugar, and salt in a big bowl. Sift it into the egg yolks and blend till the egg yolk turns into that wealthy, pastel yellow colour. Add the milk and the vanilla extract to the mixer. Pour it into the pan and bake for about 40 minutes.
  5. The Tres Leches: Add the substances into the bowl. Use the mixer to create the Tres Leches unfold.
  6. Ending: Seize a fork to poke holes into the cake, so the unfold soaks in simply. Unfold the Tres Leches combination, then unfold the meringue icing. Add the cherries with sufficient house to chop the dish into squares, or nonetheless you wish to reduce. In an 8×Eight pan, I often rely it as four cherries × four cherries.

Tres Leches is such a tasty dish and I’ve by no means met an individual who does not get pleasure from it.

Suggestions and Methods

Folks often find it irresistible as a stand-alone dessert. It has a lot candy taste already! Among the finest for a candy tooth, like me.

For finest taste and texture, eat this inside per week whereas it’s nonetheless recent!

Wish to discover different scrumptious meals from around the globe to make? Take a look at these recipes!

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