Tres Leches Cake

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Chicagopm

This recipe was given to me years ago. I like to take it to potluck and parties. It's really simple to make and everyone enjoys it.

Top Review by grapefruit

really good cake. i am giving it a 4 only because after having had the real thing, this one does sort of taste a bit 'cake-mixish' to me. i wanted to take this to a party today and was running out of time so i made this recipe instead of trying it from scratch. everyone loved the cake - it was super moist and just plain lovely. my only complaint is that a little bit of the liquid pooled around the base of the cake despite overnight refrigeration. v. good cake though . thanks chiagopm. :)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix or 1 (18 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 3 eggs (or as called for by your cake mix) or 3 egg whites (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 13 cup oil (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 13 cups water (or as called for by your cake mix)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated skim milk
  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (8 ounce) containerprepared whipped topping


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box.
  2. Pour cake batter into prepared 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Bake cake as directed.
  4. Cool cake.
  5. Poke holes in the cake (a drinking straw works well).
  6. Combine the 3 milks in a saucepan with the vanilla and heat almost until boiling.
  7. Distribute milk mixture evenly onto the cake.
  8. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled (overnight is best).
  9. Prior to serving, cover the top of the cake with the prepared whipped topping.
  10. Sliced fruit or colored sprinkles/sugar can be added for a decorative touch.

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