Tres Leches (Three-Milk Cake)

Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

Dairy products effectively neutralize the heat of chilies. Cool off after a spicy Mexican meal with this cake. This is my most requested tres leches recipe and the simplest to make!

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  1. In a large bowl, with a mixer on high speed (use whip attachment if available), beat eggs and sugar until thick and pale yellow, 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  3. With mixer on medium speed, gradually add flour mixture in small increments and beat until smooth.
  4. Scrape batter into a buttered 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake in a 325 degree oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a blender, whirl condensed milk, evaporated milk, regular milk, Kahlua, and vanilla until well blended.
  7. Pour evenly over hot cake; let cool about 15 minutes, then cover and chill until cake has absorbed all the milk mixture, at least 3 hours, or up to 1 day.
  8. Cut cake into squares or rectangles, lift out with a wide spatula, and set on plates.
  9. Top each piece of cake with a spoonful of whipped cream and garnish with strawberries.