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Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"Tres Leches Cake, that favorite Mexican treat, gets a nice chocolate variation in this recipe that's easy because it uses a boxed cake mix. The cake is flavored with a sweet sauce of '3 milks' that's enriched with sour cream."
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2 h servings 293 cals
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 9x13-inch cake)


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  1. Prepare cake batter and bake in 13x9-inch pan as directed on package. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  2. Melt 3 chocolate squares as directed on package; set aside. Blend milks and sour cream in blender until smooth. Add melted chocolate; blend well. Pour over cake, re-piercing cake if necessary until milk mixture is absorbed. Refrigerate 1 hour. Meanwhile, make curls from remaining chocolate square. (See Tip.)
  3. Frost cake with COOL WHIP; top with chocolate curls. Keep refrigerated.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 293 calories; 10.4 g fat; 45.6 g carbohydrates; 5.5 g protein; 15 mg cholesterol; 268 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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I followed the recipe exactly. It turned out really well. I took it to a gathering and received lots of compliments. Other Tres Leches recipes I looked at complained of excess liquid in the b...

Although mine didnt look half as pretty as the picture of this recipe...the taste was amazing. Company loved it.....very moist and so easy. Yes there really is a lot of liquid to po...

This cake is a BIG hit with my family. My 15 yr old niece asks me to make it every chance she come over!! I is sooooo easy!! and yummy Its a 5 star!!

OUTSTANDING. I have been making Tres Leches Cakes for many years (since my husband's Army days in SW Texas and New Mexico). This is a wonderful variation. For those having trouble with the li...

All I need say is....YUMMY, YUMMY, YUMMY!!!!! Don't let the cake cool before you poke holes & pour mixture over top and you won't have a problem with it not soaking in. Try using a straw to poke...

Really good! I had quite a bit of liquid that didn't absorb so think I will try to remake this with bigger wholes before milks are poured.

A different tres leches. Very good! Added a little amaretto.

Made this for company to go along with a Mexican themed dinner. It was very delicious! Company enjoyed it. I followed another suggestion in a review and used a straw to put holes in the cake....

i just got finsished making this , it came out scrumpious, soo moist, a little bit of liquid left over but hey ! thats kind of normal for this cake. GREAT JOB!! bravo!