Tres Leches Cake

April 24, 2018
Created by Harmons Chef
40 min.
Serves 9-12
  • Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for pan
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • Topping
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp coffee liqueur, such as Kahlua
  • Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9” by 13” baking pan with cooking spray.

In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, and the vanilla and beat well.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake cake for 30 minutes. Let cool. Pierce cake several times with a fork.

Meanwhile, in a liquid measuring cup with a spout, combine three milks, vanilla, and coffee liqueur and pour over top of cooled cake.

In another bowl, whip cream to soft peaks. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to whip until firm peaks. Spread over top of cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon and refrigerate until ready to serve.