How to Make Tres Leche Cake

Tres leche is Spanish for 'three milk' as this cake is soaked in 3 different types of milk! Really delicious! :)

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How to Make Tres Leche Cake Recipe
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Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F.

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First, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg yolks and vanilla and mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick and very pale.

First, cream together the butter and sugar, add the egg yolks and vanilla and mix on medium speed for about 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick and very pale.

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Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they develop stiff peaks.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they develop stiff peaks.

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In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt well.

In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt well.

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Also, mix the vanilla into the milk.

Also, mix the vanilla into the milk.

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Now, add in half of your milk and half of your dry ingredients.

Now, add in half of your milk and half of your dry ingredients.

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Then add the remaining milk and dry ingredients and milk until combined. Do not overmix!

Then add the remaining milk and dry ingredients and milk until combined. Do not overmix!

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Now, add in your egg whites and fold in. Do not deflate the egg whites as that's what will keep the cake light. Again, don't overmix!

Now, add in your egg whites and fold in. Do not deflate the egg whites as that's what will keep the cake light. Again, don't overmix!

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Ready.

Ready.

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Grease your baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. I use my reusable baking cloth.

Grease your baking pan and line the bottom with parchment paper. I use my reusable baking cloth.

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Pour your cake batter and bake 25-30 minutes.

Pour your cake batter and bake 25-30 minutes.

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Now, let the cake cool for 10 minutes.

Now, let the cake cool for 10 minutes.

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Then, you need to prick the cake either with a fork or a skewer.

Then, you need to prick the cake either with a fork or a skewer.

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Now, mix the evaporated milk, whole milk and condensed milk. Mix well as the condensed milk would be a little tricky to incorporate.

Now, mix the evaporated milk, whole milk and condensed milk. Mix well as the condensed milk would be a little tricky to incorporate.

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Now, slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake.

Now, slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake.

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Now, let it sit for 20-30 minutes for the cake to soak in all the milk.

Now, let it sit for 20-30 minutes for the cake to soak in all the milk.

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Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream adding the powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until you have a thick, creamy consistency.

Meanwhile, whip the heavy cream adding the powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time until you have a thick, creamy consistency.

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Now, invert the cake onto a platter. I prefer using the bottom part as the upper side cause it's flatter and easier to frost.

Now, invert the cake onto a platter. I prefer using the bottom part as the upper side cause it's flatter and easier to frost.

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Slab on the whipped cream on the cake and spread it out.

Slab on the whipped cream on the cake and spread it out.

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Top it with a maraschino cherry and you're done! Do give it a try. :)

Top it with a maraschino cherry and you're done! Do give it a try. :)

Ingredients

Cups All purpose flour 
½ Cups Butter 
1 Teaspoon Baking powder 
½ Teaspoons Salt 
¾ Cups Sugar 
5 Eggs, separated 
¾ Cups Milk 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract  
For milk mixture; 
Cups Whole milk 
½ Cups Condensed milk 
½ Cups Evaporated milk 
For frosting; 
Cups Heavy cream  
5 Tablespoons Powdered sugar 
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