Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tres Leches Layered Cake- An easy cake for any occasion

Tres Leches cake is a Mexican cake which is super moist, delicious and melts in mouth kind. I have seen in almost all the blogs, that this tres leches is a single sheet cake which is soaked in 3 types of milk and topped with whipped cream. I had my doubts regarding making this into a birthday cake as by soaking the cake in the milk mixture will make it pretty heavy and dense. All my doubts got cleared by the outcome of the cake.

I made the sponge cake, layered, soaked with tres leches, filled with frosting over which the sliced strawberries were spread, topped with another half of the soaked cake and covered with whipped cream frosting. At last, I decorated the cake with chocolate covered strawberries. Everything was done within no time. This cake seemed very easy and will take very less time to prepare. It worked out beautifully and would make an excellent cake for any occasion. Kids will enjoy this a lot.

I baked this cake for the first time. Many of my friends have described me about the richness and deliciousness of the scrumptious cake but I never got a chance to taste this before. This time for my husband's birthday I planned to bake this and it came out perfectly.

While whipping the cream, freeze the mixing bowl and the whisk attachments. Instead of whipped cream frosting, you can also use cool whip which is used in no-bake desserts. Try this cake and let me know.
For the Cake Batter:
  1. All-Purpose Cake- 1 1/2 Cups
  2. Baking Powder- 1 tbsp
  3. Eggs- 4 nos
  4. Milk- 1/2 Cup
  5. Sugar- 1 cup
  6. Vanilla Essence- 2 tsp

  1. Separate the egg whites and yolks in a dry glass bowl.
  2. Beat the egg whites till stiff peaks form and keep this aside.
  3. In a glass bowl add sugar along with the yolks and beat till well blended. Add the vanilla essence.
  4. Drop the milk little by little alternating with the flour and baking powder till it gets finished.
  5. In the above batter, gently fold the egg whites until just combined and pour this into the greased baking pan, bake for about 20 minutes. Let it completely cool.

For the milk syrup:
  1. Condensed Milk- 1/2 Cup
  2. Evaporated Milk- 1/2 Cup
  3. Whole Milk- 1/4 Cup


  • Mix together all the ingredients and keep this aside.

For the Whipped Cream Frosting:

  1. Whipping Cream- 2 Cups
  2. Sugar- 3/4 cup


  • Beat the cold whipping cream along with sugar on high speed until thick. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembling the cake:

  • Sliced Strawberries


  1. Cut the cooled cake in half. Place one half on a cake platter, poke the whole cake with a fork, going all the way to the edges and poke through the depth of the cake. Pour half of the milk mixture on the cake till it absorbs completely.
  2. Spread 2- 4 tbsp of whipped frosting on the cake, arrange the sliced strawberries over the top of the frosting.
  3. Before placing the other cake half, poke the whole cake with the fork and place the poked cake on top of the sliced strawberries.
  4. our the remaining milk mixture on top of the cake and let the cake sit for some time, till it absorbs all the liquid.
  5. Frost the top and sides of the cake using a spatula and smooth out. Decorate with sliced strawberries as desired, enjoy.

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