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Almond Cherry Tres Leches Cake

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"This homemade dessert is as easy as uno, dos, TRES thanks to dessert essentials like canned sweetened condensed milk, canned evaporated milk and canned cherries."
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2 h 55 m servings 596
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch cake pan.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high until it turns pale yellow. Mix in the eggs and almond extract. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully combined – avoid over-mixing. Fold in drained cherries. Pour into the prepared pan and evenly spread the batter out.
  4. Bake until the cake is has cooked through, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool slightly, then pierce the surface of the cake with a fork several times, especially the edges.
  5. Combine the heavy cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk in a small bowl or pitcher. Drizzle the milk mixture over the top and allow the cake to sit and absorb the milk mixture.
  6. For the icing: Whip heavy cream until slightly fluffy, then add sugar and almond extract. Spread it evenly over the top of the soaked cake. Top with toasted almonds.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 596 calories; 36.9 58.5 10.6 185 275 Full nutrition

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My original review I rated this recipe 3 stars after it sat in the refrigerator for two hours. At that point neither my husband or I liked the cake. We thought it had an odd texture and was n...

Excellent. This recipe was easy enough for my 8 year old to genuinely help instead of just watching. This tasted better than a mango-kiwi tres leches cake I made years before. We did add a bit o...

I'm basing the rating on my family's reaction - I didn't like it much, thought it was way too sweet and faintly eggy smelling. But everyone else loved it, so may make it again. It definitely imp...

Not sure if it was because I only let it sit for 2 hours but it was not as saturated as I was hoping for. Growing up in SoCal, I've tasted tres Leches cakes before, so was looking for a more spo...

I made it exactly as directed. I thought it was ok. My neighbor thought it was wonderful. I will probably try it one more time. Maybe adding a little vanilla or a little more sugar. I...