Soft and Moist Tres Leches is so ridiculously easy to make.
Also called Three-Milk Cake and Tres Leches Cake. This dense, moist “three milks” cake is topped with a cloud of vanilla whipped cream. What makes it unusual is that after baked, it is perforated and soaked in a mixture of three different milk products: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream, hence the name Tres Leches.
The three milks, when combined, create just the right sweetness, density and texture for a rich cake, making it moist but not mushy. The cake is like one big giant sponge soaking up the delicious milk syrup. It is like you are eating cloud. A glorious, sweet, cloud.
Have I convinced you to make it yet?
It is so simple to make and will be a perfect dessert for Mother’s Day weekend. The kids can help make it, or it really is easy enough that your older kiddos can make it on their own.
I started with a boxed cake mix (if you’re feeling like you want to make your own homemade yellow cake for this, go right for it). Make your cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Mix together the milk mixture of your three milks and when cake is out of oven and cooled slightly, poke it with a fork. You will then add your milk mixture on top a little at a time until the cake absorbs the milk. Then you will add more until it doesn’t absorb any more milk. You may have left over milk mixture but there really is no way around that unless you make two cakes.. which actually sounds like a good idea because this is so delicious.
I like to pop my cake into the fridge for an hour or two before I frost it with the whipped cream topping so it can really soak up all of the delicious flavors that were poured onto it. Once chilled, make your whipped cream topping and frost the top of the cake. Once cut and ready to serve, place some fresh berries on top for garnish.
Enjoy and don’t forget to pin the recipe for later.