Mexican - Traditional Tres Leches Cake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
30 mins
50 mins

Published for ZWT III. Recipe from World Recipes. A nice, simple recipe for a much loved traditional Mexican cake.

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  1. Beat egg whites until peaks form. Add sugar gradually. Add yolks; beat 3 minutes. Combine flour and baking powder; add to egg mixture alternately with milk.
  2. Pour into well greased 9 X 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes. Pour sauce ingredients into blender; blend.
  3. Punch holes in cake with toothpick while yet warm; pour sauce over cake. Allow cake to cool in refrigerator before frosting.
  4. To make frosting: mix all ingredients in the top of double boiler. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes while beating constantly.
  5. Frost cake. Keep refrigerated.