068 – Tres Leches Cake – Ultimate Moist Cake

Jul 4, 2009 | Desserts

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Complexity :

Easy

Ingredients :

5 large eggs
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
1/3 cup of milk
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Ingredients for the milk syrup:
1 cup of heavy cream
12 oz can of evaporated milk
12 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions :

Steps for making the cake:

1- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites. Place the egg yolks in the larger bowl.
2- Beat in the egg whites into soft peaks using an electrical beater. After 20 seconds, add 1/3 of the sugar to the egg whites and continue beating to firm peaks.
3- Beat the egg yolks with the rest of the sugar until you get a whitish and smooth mixture.
4- Sift the flour and add it to the egg yolk mixture. Add the milk, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Mix well.
5- Fold the egg whites mixture into the egg yolks mixture until you get a smooth batter.
6- Generously batter a 13×9 in. baking pan and add the batter.
7- Preheat the oven to 350 F and bake the cake for 30-40 minutes or until done (when inserting a toothpick, it should come out clean).

Steps for making the milk syrup:

1- Whisk together the heavy cream, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract.
Last Steps:
1- Let the cake completely cool down. Once it is at room temperature, gently poke it all over with a fork.
2- Pour the milk syrup over the cake. Let the cake soak in the fridge for few hours before serving.

Serving:

You can serve the Tres Leches cake topped with whipped cream or dry coconut flakes and ice cream or fruit on the side. Enjoy!

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