An easy version of tres leches cake is featured at BettyCrocker.com and uses one box of yellow cake mix as a shortcut. Food Network's version of tres leches cake is made completely from scratch and includes orange liqueur as a special flavor enhancer.Continue Reading
Three types of dairy products are typically used in tres leches cake, including milk, heavy cream and evaporated milk. Sweetened condensed milk is another ingredient used in some recipes. The boxed cake mix version combines yellow cake mix with 1 1/4 cups water, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 4 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Dairy ingredients include 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup whole milk and 1 cup whipping cream. Cool the baked cake for several minutes, poke holes in the top of the cake and pour the dairy mixture evenly on top, allowing it to absorb for one hour in the refrigerator.
Making tres leches cake from scratch requires preparing a 10-inch baking pan with cooking spray, flour and greased parchment paper. Combine the dry ingredients in one bowl, and in a separate bowl, whisk egg whites and sugar together until stiff peaks form. Mix the batter thoroughly and pour into the prepared pan, baking for the recommended time. To make the topping combine 1 cup heavy cream and 1 tablespoon powdered sugar. Sprinkle the top with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.Learn more about Desserts