I love tres leches, but sometimes I over-indulge. This is a nice recipe for individual and more manageable portions. Enjoy!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
12 mins
15 mins
42 mins
1 dozen cupcakes


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Tres Leches:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line 12 muffin cups with paper liners.

  • Beat eggs and 1/3 cup white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until pale and fluffy; mix in milk and 1 dash vanilla extract. Whisk cake flour, baking powder, and salt together in a separate bowl; stir into egg mixture.

  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar together in a separate bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar to egg whites mixture and beat until mixture is glossy and firm. Fold egg whites mixture into flour mixture until batter is just mixed. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool slightly.

  • Mix evaporated milk, 1/2 cup cream, sweetened condensed milk, and 1 dash vanilla extract together in a bowl. Prick holes into the cupcakes and spoon 4 to 5 spoonfuls milk mixture over each cupcake.

  • Beat cream cheese, 2 tablespoons white sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Add 1/4 cup cold cream and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread frosting onto each cupcake.

Cook's Note:

The milk mixture, I know, is way too much. Feel free to cut it in half. I use the rest as a French toast base. Also, double the frosting recipe if you plan on piping it on.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; protein 4.3g 9% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 10.3g 16% DV; cholesterol 65.4mg 22% DV; sodium 97.8mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition


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