Pastel de Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

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Is a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three kinds of milk, topped with whipped cream and strawberries (optional).

Pastel de Tres Leches with whipped cream and strawberry on white plate
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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 10x15-inch cake

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • ½ cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (Optional)

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 cup whipped cream (Optional)

  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (Optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Grease a 10x15-inch baking dish.

  3. Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in sugar until mixture is glossy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, combining each yolk before adding the next. Reduce mixer speed to medium and add flour, about 1 tablespoon at a time, to the mixture, beating continuously; beat in baking powder, milk, and vanilla extract. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cake cool for 15 minutes.

  5. Pour 1 cup cream, sweetened condensed milk, and evaporated milk in a blender and pulse several times until well blended. Pour three-milk mixture evenly over the cake. Refrigerate cake until cold and the milk mixture has soaked in, at least 1 hour.

  6. Cut in squares and top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a few sliced strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

396 Calories
19g Fat
48g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 396
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 244mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 48g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 39g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 10mg 49%
Calcium 283mg 22%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 312mg 7%

* 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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