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My birthday is at the end of October and this is my absolute favorite birthday cake. It is not soupy but extremely moist and delicious. I poke the holes with a straw, my daughter uses a pencil. Both work well. Make it the day before, so it can absorb the three milks.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
2 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch cake
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Ingredients

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

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch rectangular baking pan.

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  • Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl using an electric mixer. Add eggs one at a time. Add pumpkin, sour cream, and vanilla extract to the batter while still mixing.

  • Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger in a bowl. Add 1/2 of the mixture to the pumpkin batter and mix until well combined. Add remaining flour mixture to the batter and mix on medium-high speed for 2 minutes more. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 55 to 60 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine evaporated milk, half-and-half, and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl. Set tres leches aside.

  • Remove cake from the oven and let cool 15 to 20 minutes. Poke a generous amount of holes in the cake using a drinking straw, making sure to get the corners and sides as well. Pour tres leches mixture on the cake, cover with plastic wrap, and cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.

  • Before serving, add whipped topping to the cake and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

Cook's Note:

I have used pumpkin-flavored cream cheese in place of the sour cream and it turned out wonderfully.

Nutrition Facts

624 calories; protein 10.2g; carbohydrates 80g; fat 30.2g; cholesterol 125.9mg; sodium 687.5mg. Full Nutrition
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