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Pastel Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake)

Acussa's picture
Tres Leches isn't for everyone due to texture, but it's worth trying. Very sweet and smooth, great any time of the year.
  Flour 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 10 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Eggs 3 Large
  Milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Evaporated milk 12 Ounce
  Sweetened condensed milk 12 Ounce
  Whole milk 1 Can (10 oz) (Use Empty 12Oz Can)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9 inch round cake pan. Mix flour, baking powder and pinch of salt in medium bowl. In another bowl, stir together eggs, milk and vanilla lightly. Mix with dry ingredients and stir well. Scrape into cake pan and back for about 20 minutes or until the top is light golden brown and springs back when touched in the center. Take cake out, cool for 15 minutes. To make the milk mixture: put the evaporated, condensed, and whole milk and vanilla into a large mixing bowl or blender and blend well. The cake should be allowed to soak and chill for at least 2 hours, preferable over night in refrigerator. (I've had better results with leaving it overnight.)
Top with fruit and whipped cream if you desire.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Egg, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
No one really knows where Pastel Tres Leches originated, but many claim it's origins.
Three Milk Cake

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 196 Calories from Fat 50

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.6%

Saturated Fat 3.1 g15.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 59.2 mg19.7%

Sodium 120.9 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.17 g0.68%

Sugars 26.1 g

Protein 6 g12.2%

Vitamin A 3.8% Vitamin C 1.7%

Calcium 18.4% Iron 3.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
How gorgeous this so popular dessert looks in your photo. I just watched a program tonight and they were making this, but I like your recipe better!
Anonymous's picture
I tried this recipe, but when i checked on the cake it did not look golden brown. Also no where in the recipe dose it tell you where and when to add the sugar.
Prezi's picture
I think it should be that stage when the chef has asked to add the dry ingredients!
Anonymous's picture
i havent tried this yet but i defenently will it looks delitious and how do you make the frosting because yours doesnt look like just any ordinary whipped cream thanks again -kristalynn!(:
Pastel Tres Leches (Three Milk Cake) Recipe, Three Milk Cake