Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tres Leche Cake

Ok, this is an easy recipe that your family will go "gaga" over.  I first had it when Marie fixed it for us in Ohio.  She brought me a piece, warm from the oven but I have to say, that one piece is not nearly enough two pieces are almost impossible to resist. I knew our other kids would love it.  Tres Leche means 3 milks.  Most recipes have you mix a small can of evaporated milk, and whipping cream and 1 can of sweetened condensed milk; thus the tres leche.  When Marie made this, she simply poked holes in the top of the cake and poured the sweetened condensed milk over the top, and then added a dollop of whipped cream.  It was great served warm, although most recipes call for you to chill it first, then add the milks, I wouldn't change this one at all.  Its difficult to see in the picture, but this cake is wonderfully moist and the sweetened condensed milk is a little like caramel soaking up the cake.

1 white or yellow cake mix (follow cake mix directions)
1 large can sweetened condensed milk
whipped cream

Bake cake according to package directions.  While it is still warm, pierce the cake all over with a knife or a fork and make holes, then pour sweetened condensed milk over the top.  Cut and serve with a dollop of whipped cream. Yummmm.


  1. Ha ha ha Mom! You make me laugh! This version is my favorite too! I love how you explained it. You make me want to make it again, which Jon will do back flips again if I do Lol!!

  2. Marie, the cake turned out really good, although not as good as yours; perhaps it was the loving touch from you I'm missing.
    Love Mom

  3. That is one of my favorite cakes. I didn't want to try and make this whole time because of all the ingredients, not the unhealthfulness, but how can all that taste good. But now it has become one of my favorites and the best part is, no one else likes it so more for me. :)