Easy Tres Leches Sheet Cake
Same great flavor, without all of the work! This is a great dessert to serve after barbeque or other spicy foods, and is a popular treat here in Texas. It is far more portable than a traditional tres leches cake so bring it along to your next barbeque or fiesta. If you have never had tres leches cake, expect the cake to be very "wet," the three milk combination helps remove the burn from chiles from your mouth.
- Ready In:
- 1 (18 ounce) box yellow cake mix (Supermoist) or (18 ounce) box white cake mix (Supermoist)
- 1 1⁄4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 (9 ounce) container whipped fluffy white frosting
- Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and four a 13x9 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Beat on low for 30 seconds then on medium for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake 33 to 38 minutes or until edges are golden brown and tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Let stand 5 minutes then poke the hot cake every 1/2 inch with a long-tined fork. Wipe the fork occasionally to reduce sticking and tearing.
- In a large bowl combine milks and cream. Carefully pour the mixture evenly over the top of the cake. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until all liquid is absorbed.
- Frost cake as desired. Garnish with strawberry slices.
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This cake was delicious and so easy to make. I took it to celebrate my DD's birthday -- both the kids and the adults really liked it. I made my own whipped cream frosting using heavy cream and powdered sugar. I sooo wanted to add the strawberries, but I wasn't sure everyone would eat them. Will definitely make this cake again. Made for Best of 2013 tag, February, 2014.Reply
Wow! One of the best desserts ever! Had this for Mexican night. Grandson ate two pieces. Will be definitely making again. Moist, delicious, and simple. Appreciate the convenience that it should be made two days ahead, more time to do other stuff. Think the cake is sweet enough to forgo the frosting, otherwise I made as posted. A bit of whipped cream would send it over the top. Thanks for sharing.Reply
Very good...but I learned an important lesson. It is that much BETTER if you don't serve for 24 hours. I made the cake at night for work and it was really good. I had a couple pieces left over and had one the next day. It went from good to GREAT! Definitely give the milks time to work their magic. You won't regret it. I used to work at an authentic mexican restaurant. The flavor was very close, considering it's from a box. Will be making again!1Reply