Tres Leches Cake Recipe

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The BEST authentic Tres Leches Cake. An ultra light cake soaked in a sweet milk mixture and topped with fresh whipped cream and cinnamon. This simple Mexican dessert is one of our favorites!

Servings: 12

Ingredients

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

5 large eggs , separated

1 cup sugar , divided

1/3 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

12 oz can evaporated milk

14 oz can sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup whole milk

For the whipped topping:

1 pint Heavy Cream , for Whipping

3 Tablespoons Sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

ground cinnamon , for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9×13” pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Separate the eggs into two separate bowls.
  3. Add 3/4 cup sugar to the bowl with the egg yolks and mix on high speed until yolks are pale yellow. Add the 1/3 cup milk and vanilla and stir to combine. 
  4. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir gently just until combined (don’t over-mix).
  5. Use electric beaters to beat the egg whites on high speed. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar as you mix and continue beating until stiff peaks.
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