Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
Servings: 20 Prep 10 mins Chill 12 hrs or overnight Bake 350°F 38 mins Cook 8 mins


  • Cake:
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Soaking liquid:
  • 1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • Frosting:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cool water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degees F. Coat a 10-inch round springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with waxed paper; coat paper.


2. Whisk flour and baking powder together. In bowl, beat whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add 1/4 cup of the sugar, until stiff peaks form.

3. In a separate bowl, beat yolks with remaining 1 cup sugar and vanilla until thickened, about 3 minutes. Fold in whites, then flour mixture. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 38 minutes or until top springs back when pressed. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes.

4. In bowl, whisk both milks and heavy cream. With a wooden skewer, poke holes all over cake, 1 inch apart.

5. Place cake (in pan) on rack over a rimmed pan. Slowly pour soaking liquid on top, letting it seep into holes. Refrigerate overnight.


6. Place egg whites, sugar, water and cream of tartar in a metal bowl. Place over a pan half filled with gently simmering water. Beat until mixture registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 7 minutes.

7. Remove side of pan; invert cake onto platter. Remove pan bottom and waxed paper. Frost cake and serve. Makes 20 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 20; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 246, Fat, total (g): 5, chol. (mg): 90, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 44, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 6, sodium (mg): 110, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.