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    Tres Leches Hazelnut Cake (Cuatro Leches )

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    1 hr 20 mins

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    Rita~'s Note:

    Tes Leches translates to 3 milks which make this so very moist! I add hazelnut creamer to the 3 milks so I thought I should name it Cuatro Leches. You will not be disappointed. This looks hard but is a very easy cake and well worth it.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F Grease and flour a 10 inch spring for pan, set aside.
    2. 2
      Tres Leches sauce --.
    3. 3
      In a large pot bring all 4 milks (first four ingredients)to a boil stirring frequently. Remove from heat stir in extract and chill in a large bowl covered.
    4. 4
      Cake --.
    5. 5
      Beat the box cake, butter, eggs and water on low speed to mix in then at medium for 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Take note of picture batter will be thick. Spread batter in prepared pan.
    7. 7
      Bake for 50 minutes.
    8. 8
      Shut oven off and open door to cool cake 30 minutes.
    9. 9
      Remove side of pan place on a wire rack remove to cool completely.
    10. 10
      Line a large container (I used a plastic cake carrier inverted) with plastic wrap going over the sides.
    11. 11
      Cut cake in half with a serrated knife to make 2 layers.
    12. 12
      Place top half cut side up in container. Top with strawberries top with bottom of cake cut side down.
    13. 13
      Using a wooden skewer poke plenty of holes in cake not going through the plastic wrap on the bottom.
    14. 14
      Pour slowly 4 cups of sauce over cake. Wrap over hanging plastic wrap.
    15. 15
      Refrigerate cake and remaining sauce over night.
    16. 16
      One hour before serving pour 1-1/2 cups more sauce then return to chill.
    17. 17
      Topping --.
    18. 18
      Whip cream sugar and extract till stiff peaks form.
    19. 19
      Assembly --.
    20. 20
      Remove cake from refrigerator uncover and carefully invert onto a serving platter with a raised edge so cream won `t run off the platter.
    21. 21
      Remove wrap and spread whipped cream.
    22. 22
      Serve with the chilled reserved cream.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 30, 2011


      What a delight! It is definitely worth the effort. With the beautifully flavored spongy layers soaking up all that sweet, creamy goodness and the berries ripe and sweet, you will be in dessert hog-heaven :) Love, love, loved the hazelnut/almond/strawberry flavors together! I was SO hoping for leftovers, but alas, my party guests scarfed down every last crumb! I added some almond and vanilla extracts to both the whipped cream and the cake batter, otherwise made as stated. Thank you Rita for a fabulous cuatro leches cake!

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    • on October 11, 2008


      This cake it the BEST!!! My husband is from mexico and he was so impressed with your recipe that i had to send pictures to his momma all the way to mexico lol. I have made other tres leches and either the cake was to dence or to soggy this one was just right THANKS for the recipe its a 10 in my book

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    • on August 12, 2012


      Wow, this is out of this world. My family and guests just raved about this cake. It is truly decadent and worth the effort. I was handing out the recipe. A definite keeper. Made for ZWT8.

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    Nutritional Facts for Tres Leches Hazelnut Cake (Cuatro Leches )

    Serving Size: 1 (258 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 794.3
    Calories from Fat 396
    Total Fat 44.0 g
    Saturated Fat 24.3 g
    Cholesterol 233.1 mg
    Sodium 482.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 86.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 63.7 g
    Protein 15.8 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    hazelnut-flavored liquid coffee creamer

    hazelnut-flavored liqueur

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