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Tres Leches Cake (3 Milk Cake)

Tres Leches Cake, also known as Pastel Tres Leches or Pan Tres Leches is a sponge cake or butter cake, which is baked in the same pan or casserole dish in which it is later served. The baked and cooled cake is soaked with three kinds of milk (Traditionally canned milk is used – Evaporated Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Heavy Cream). Nestle brand made this cake extremely popular in the 1940s & to this day Nestle Brand Canned Milks are most commonly used in the making of the Tres Leches Cake.

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When the cake is made with butter, it is much denser và more drenched và weighted with milk. When the cake is made without butter, it is a much lighter cake, and since it is more aerated, it absorbs the milk more readily & it is not as soggy as the butter version.

The cake is known as a Traditional Mexican cake although it is equally popular in Nicaragua & all across Latin America in general.

For decoration, you can use any fresh or seasonal fruit khổng lồ taste. Strawberries, Mango, Kiwi, and Blueberries are all great. You may even sprinkle the top with ground cinnamon instead.

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Recipe Name: Tres Leches Cake (3 Milk Cake)
Recipe Type: Dessert Cake, Mexican
Author: Shana
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Watch the video clip or click to lớn read Complete Recipe – Below. 

How to make Tres Leches Cake – Recipe at a glance:

Prepare cake batter in 4 steps. (sift flour – whip egg yolks – whip egg whites – combine)Bake the cake & allow it to cool.Soak the cake with a prepared milk mixture.Prepare whipped cream topping.Top the soaked cake with whipped cream & fruit or cinnamon powder.

WHICH ARE THE THREE KINDS OF MILK USED IN TRES LECHES?

Traditional recipes hotline for canned Evaporated milk, Sweetened Condensed milk, & Heavy Cream. And Nestel Carnation, evaporated milk, Nestle la Lechera Condensed Milk and Nestle Crema – heavy cream are the most popular choices.

Variations of Tres Leches, such as the Trileçe cake, popular in Albania use literally 3 types of milk – cows, goats & buffalos milk. Then there are many who use Coconut Milk in their Tres Leches for the added flavor of coconut! In my video, I have replaced evaporated milk with canned coconut milk, thus making Coconut Tres Leches. You can even use Pistachio Milk & flavor the cake with pistachio extract and some green food coloring, for Pistachio Tres Leches. Other variations include Rose Tres Leches & Chocolate Tres Leches.

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CAN I FREEZE TRES LECHES CAKE?

You can freeze the cake itself & do the soaking và topping later for best results, although made fresh and chilled till soaked is best. The soaked cake does not freeze well, it will be mushy. And the whipped topping doesn’t freeze well either.

CAN I MAKE TRES LECHES CAKE AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can cover và chill in the fridge, as long as your whipped cream is stiff enough. Store up khổng lồ 2 days before serving.

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP THE TRES LECHES CAKE IN THE FRIDGE?

You can keep the cake in the fridge up to lớn 3 days.

HOW LONG do YOU SOAK TRES LECHES CAKE?

6-8 hours, is good, but overnight soaking is best. The longer the cake is soaked, the more milk mixture it can absorb, resulting in a richer and more flavorful cake.

WHAT IS SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK? 

Sweetened condensed milk is the same as condensed milk. It is cow’s milk from which water has been removed. It is usually sweetened with sugar. It is available in canned form and if unopened can be stored for a few years! The texture is thick like creamy honey!

WHAT IS EVAPORATED MILK? 

Evaporated milk is also similarly produced as condensed milk, without the added sugar.

Evaporated milk is fresh cow’s milk that has been heated till bout 60% of the water nội dung has evaporated. After which, it’s homogenized, canned, & goes through a heat sterilization treatment during the canning process. A standard can of evaporated milk is 12 fluid ounces, và most recipes are developed lớn use an entire can.

DO I NEED TO địa chỉ cửa hàng ANY BUTTER OR OIL FOR TRES LECHES? 

Although some recipes for tres leches, start with a butter cake, this recipe uses a fatless sponge as the base. The milk syrup is easily absorbed into the light, airy cake. The absence of any oil or butter also creates the perfect sponge cake that doesn’t fall apart when soaked. And we don’t miss those extra calories one bit!

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Ingredients:

Cake:

5 large Eggs3/4 cup plus 1/8 cup fine grain Sugar (divided)1 một nửa cups Cake flour1 50% tsp Baking powder1/4 tsp Salt3/4 cup Milk2 tsp Vanilla extract

For the Tres Leches Milk Syrup:

1 can ‘Evaporated Milk’ or Coconut Milk (14 oz)1 can ‘Sweetened Condensed Milk’ (12oz)1/2 cup ‘Heavy Cream’1 tsp Vanilla extract – optional

For topping:

2 cups/480 ml Chilled Whipping Cream1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar( powdered sugar) – or to lớn tasteFresh fruit of your liking, as needed – khổng lồ decorate

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Key Ingredients: Eggs, Flour, Sugar, Milk mixture, Cream, Vanilla, Baking powder, Salt.

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