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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tres Leches Cake

Danielle brought this recipe to one of our playgroup recipe exchanges. This cake is so good that:
a) Drew requested it for his birthday instead of some frosting-sculpted concoction, and
b) I gave out the recipe four times when I brought it to our Memorial Day Barbecue.

Tres Leches Cake

1 package white cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups water

Combine and mix until well-blended. Pour batter into 9x13 pan and bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Using a serrated knife slice off the top of the cake, just the brown part, and eat it while your kids aren't looking.

In medium bowl mix:
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla

Whisk until well-blended. Pour entire mixture slowly over the surface of the cake, letting it absorb for at least five minutes.

Spread over the top with:
8 oz whipped cream or cool whip

Garnish with:
1/4 cups sliced almonds
sliced strawberries

(Note: In the recipe I have 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon is included, but I didn't write down where to use it. Can you help me out Danielle? I haven't used it yet and it's still been good though.)


  1. I just sprinkle the cinnamon on top of the cake before serving. I love this cake too. Lizzie asks for it for her birthday every year.

  2. I always think of you, Danielle, when I think of Tres Leches cake. I remember you saying this was really good, but I haven't made it yet. I think I will try it for my Grandpa's birthday next weekend!