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This dessert is Nicaraguan in origin, although it is served throughout Central America and Mexico.
Ingredients
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided into 3/4 c. and 1/4 c.
  Eggs 5 Large, separated
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Evaporated milk 12 Ounce
  Sweetened condensed milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Heavy whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg whites 4
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Grease a round cake pan
3. Using the hand mixer, beat 3/4 c of the sugar and the egg yolks until light and fluffy.
4. Fold in milk, vanilla, flour, and baking powder with a rubber spatula.
5. Wash the bowl and wire attachment of the stand mixer.
6. Using the stand mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form
7. Add the cream of tartar
8. Gradually add the remaining ΒΌ cup sugar and beat.
9. Gently fold the whites into the yolk mixture.
10. Pour batter into prepare pan.
11. Bake 25 minutes
12. Remove the cake from the pan and place onto a large serving platter.
13. Pierce the cake all over with a fork.
14. Cool
15. Combine the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, cream and vanilla; mix well.
16. Slowly, pour the mixture over the cake, allowing the cake to absorb the mixture.
17. Place 4 egg white in stand mixer bowl with cream of tartar.
18. Whip at high speed until soft peaks form
19. Gradually add half of the sugar
20. Whip for 2 minutes
21. Add remaining sugar
22. Continue whipping for another minute until meringue is shinny.
23. Spread Meringue onto cake with a spatula
24. Serve

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
South American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Velvety
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
8
Subtitle: 
Three Milks

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2 Comments

The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Nice one of My favorites !!!!"The Tortilla Guy"
JennaSand's picture
Thanks!