Mexican - Traditional Tres Leches Cake

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Um Safia

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

Top Review by Rocky F.

don't forget to add the vanilla to the cake mix! It failed to mention this in the procedure ...but I, being a Seasoned Chef, knew that it should have been done at the same time the yolks were added..happy baking!

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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