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    Easy Tres Leches Cake

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Debtex's Note:

    I wanted to make a simple, quick Tres Leches cake for my family. Too many recipes I'd found called for fruit, or meringue, or coconut -- which detracts from the rich milk flavor.

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    Serves: 15-18



    Units: US | Metric


    • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
    • 4 large eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups water

    Three milk soaking liquid


    1. 1
      Preheat over to 350º.
    2. 2
      Grease or "pam" 9x12 baking pan.
    3. 3
      Beat eggs in a large bowl.
    4. 4
      Add water and cake mix and beat 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Pour batter into pan.
    6. 6
      Bake for 30 minutes, or until cake has lost its jiggly center and springs back when touched.
    7. 7
      Let cool to room temperature.
    8. 8
      Mix the 3 milks.
    9. 9
      Poke cake full of holes. A chopstick works great for this. Don't skimp on the holes; that's what allows the cake to absorb the milks.
    10. 10
      Pour the milk mixture over the cake slowly, until it's absorbed the liquid.
    11. 11
      Refrigerate until ready to serve.
    12. 12
      Serve as desired. If you're serving company, you might cover the cake with whipped cream and fruit; you might just drizzle heavy cream over each serving; you might puree a carton of frozen strawberries and use that as a base to serve slices on.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 13, 2012


      I recently had mexican night at the house, this cake went over so big, I've had 3 recipe requests.

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    • on May 05, 2011


      So easy and so good. It was my husband's birthday and I was tired of making "a cake" so I tried this recipe just to change it up a bit. I use a confetti cake since it was a birthday. I was a bit hesitant to leave out the oil when I mixed the cake, but it was necessary so the cake would soak up the milks. Thanks a lot! I will definitely be making this cake again!

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    • on August 08, 2009


      I've used this recipe many times before with very good results. The extra eggs add volume to the mix and there is just the right amount of milk mixture to have it all soaked up at the end. Delicious. I especially like using the Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow cake mix with this.

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    Nutritional Facts for Easy Tres Leches Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (110 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 337.2
    Calories from Fat 134
    Total Fat 14.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.1 g
    Cholesterol 86.9 mg
    Sodium 314.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    Sugars 33.4 g
    Protein 7.2 g

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