Tres Leches Cake

Last week was my in-laws’ 30th wedding anniversary, so we decided to cook up a feast for the occasion.  Our menu included popcorn shrimp, chapli kababs, and Tres Leches Cake.

This cake- OMG! Delish!

I’ll let the picture do the talking 🙂




Tres Leches Cake

Yield:  1- 9 x 13 Cake


For Cake:

  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

For Milk Filling:

  • 1 – 2 cups milk, depending on preference
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk

For Topping:

  • 1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping, thawed


  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Make Cake:

Preheat oven to 350°F and set aside a greased 9”x13” pan.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour and baking powder and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.  Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture.  Mix well.  Transfer batter to prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove cake from oven and pierce all over with a fork.  Cool completely.

Make Filling:

Depending on how much liquid is preferred, combine 1 to 2 cups of milk, and remaining ingredients.  Pour over cooled cake.  Refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight.

Make Topping:

Use either frozen whipped topping or make whipped cream as a topping.  To make whipped cream, combine heavy whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl and beat on high until stiff peaks form.  Spread over cake and serve.



(Adapted from: AllRecipes)


8 responses

  1. Ma shaa ALlah, the cake looks so delicious and decadent. This is one of the cakes, I am intimidated by coz it is so delicate:) Now, I am inspired to make it. You have made it sound so simple!

    • Thanks! I know, it does seem intimidating, right? It’s actually reallllly easy. You just bake the cake, prick it all over with a fork, and pour the combined milks over it and refrigerate it. Easy-peasy!

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