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    Tres Leches

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    35 mins

    40 mins

    l0ve2c00k's Note:

    I got this recipe from a puertorican cookbook that Gma got for me when I got married. Really good cake. Requires aquired taste for mushy wet cakes.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
    2. 2
      Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
    3. 3
      Cream butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until fluffy.
    4. 4
      Add eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
    5. 5
      Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until blended.
    6. 6
      Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      When cooked, pierce it in 8 or 10 places with a fork or skewer, and let it cool.
    8. 8
      Combine the whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk.
    9. 9
      Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
    10. 10
      Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
    11. 11
      Whipped Cream Topping: When ready to serve, combine the whipping cream, remaining vanilla and 1 cup of sugar.
    12. 12
      Spread over top of cake.
    13. 13
      Serve chilled.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 11, 2009

      25

      This cake was okay. It didn't rise enough for our taste, and wasn't soft enough.

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    • on May 01, 2009

      This recipe was awesome! I LOVE the coconut flavor without the actual flakes. Like others, I ended up adding more of the 3 milk mixture and also added a tsp. of coconut flavoring to the cake mixture. I also used conf. sugar in the whipped cream instead of regular white sugar. This was a huge hit at a work party and despite the fairly long list of ingredients it was easy.

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    • on January 02, 2009

      55

      Delicious recipe! I did have to make slight modifications so it would work for me. I baked it for 25 minutes on 350 F. Also, I ended up putting a whole can of evaported milk (12 oz), a whole can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz) and about 2 cups of milk so the cake was nice and soggy. Also I used only 1/2 cup of sugar with the whipping cream. I will definitely keep this recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tres Leches

    Serving Size: 1 (313 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 888.7
     
    Calories from Fat 448
    50%
    Total Fat 49.8 g
    76%
    Saturated Fat 30.8 g
    154%
    Cholesterol 312.3 mg
    104%
    Sodium 206.5 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 99.6 g
    33%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 68.7 g
    274%
    Protein 13.7 g
    27%

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