Tres Leches Cake


This is a part dry, part moist Mexican cake made with three types of milk. It is a sweet and delicious treat!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 5 egg yolks

  • 5 egg whites

  • cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 10 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter and flour bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  2. Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light in color and doubled in volume. Stir in milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder.

  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until firm but not dry. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the yolk mixture to lighten it; fold in remaining egg whites. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes.

  5. Loosen edge of cake with knife before removing side of pan. Cool cake completely on a wire rack.

  6. Place cooled cake on a deep serving plate. Use a two-pronged meat fork or a cake tester to pierce the surface of cake.

  7. Mix together condensed milk, evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of the whipping cream. Set aside 1 cup of the measured milk mixture and refrigerate for another use. Pour remaining milk mixture over cake slowly until absorbed. Whip the remaining whipping cream until it thickens and reaches spreading consistency. Frost cake with whipped cream and garnish with cherries. Store cake in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

642 Calories
33g Fat
75g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 642
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 241mg 80%
Sodium 271mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 61g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 381mg 29%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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