By Grace Lynn on November 19, 2003
Photo by mykr72
Photo by mykr72
"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!"
Serving Size: 1 (174 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"To anyone making this cake, or any tres lehes cake, instead of poking it with a fork to absorb liquid, I simply turn the cake over on alumminum foil straight out of the oven and let it cool completely. When it is done cooling the top of the cake comes off and exposes the top. I then soak it and it absorbs the milk beautifuly."
"WOW!!! I love this recipe. My knowledge of Tres Leches was limited to seeing one on Good Eats on the Food Network. I am so glad I decided to make one. Everyone I shared this cake with wanted the recipe. I made one slight change in the preparation. I did not have Kahula so I upped the vanilla and added some almond extract. This is one recipe I intend to make again."
"This cake was fantastic. Instead of kahlua or coffee (not a fan), I added Bailey's Irish Cream. Mmmmmmmm. I served it with the whipped cream on the side and presented it with bowls of strawberries, blueberries and rasberries and let my guests make their own combination. It was a huge hit. To get the milk into the cake, initially, I used a pastry brush then realized that it would suck up liquid fairly quickly, but I did pour it slowly, all around the edges and the middle. I didn't want to lose that moisture."
"Hi. This was a request of a friend of my son. I had never heard of it before. Looking it up, this one sounded to be the most simple to make. This is an amazing cake and will always be a favorite now. The taste was unbelievable and we loved it. Our friend was thrilled to have this for her birthday!"
"Very good! Enjoyed it! Made as a sweet end to a dinner of enchiladas. Simple and quick to fix. A basic sponge with tres leches mix poured over. Made as directed including the Kahlua and wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for sharing the recipe!"
"This was a very simple cake to make. although, I omitted the Kahula and the coffee -- the cake still came outstanding. it was a hit with my guests. I would make this again."
"Very Nice It's A New Twist On The Original ! love it!"
"This cake was simple to make, I didn't make any changes to the recipe. I took it to a Mexican themed dinner party and it was a hit, everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. It's a keeper!"
"Awesome recipe! It was easy to make, stores well and was a hit at my New Year's celebration dinner. I will definitely be make this cake again!!!!!"
"Delicious! Thank you so much for the great recipe!"
"Delish! I love the flavor. I did have trouble with the cake absorbing all of the liquid but it still tasted good."
"BRAVO! AMAZING cake! I added one teaspoon of almond extract to the cake batter and served this with sweetened creme fraiche. One of the easiest cakes I have ever made and fondly reminds me of my travels to Mexico. Muy bueno!"
"ok, im in love! thanks so much, the cake was OUTSTANDING!"
"I had my class make this yesterday for Cinco de Mayo. They didn't quite follow my directions and poured in 1/4 cup of instant coffee granules instead of making a cup of coffee first...it turned out to be a yummy mistake! Of the five things we cooked yesterday, this was of the top 2 favorites. It was easy and tasty...a little bit heavy and sweet, but still good. 'Gracias'. :-) "
"This cake was the HIT of our mexican themed dinner at church! I did not use Kahlua or coffee I did add some vanilla extract. The cake was moist. It also had a wonderful taste. And like most recipes I like it was straight foward and not difficult to make!I also topped it with toasted coconut skipping the strawberries. BUENO!!!!"