Mexican - Traditional Tres Leches Cake

"Published for ZWT III. Recipe from World Recipes. A nice, simple recipe for a much loved traditional Mexican cake."
 
Mexican - Traditional Tres Leches Cake created by Um Safia
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  • Beat egg whites until peaks form. Add sugar gradually. Add yolks; beat 3 minutes. Combine flour and baking powder; add to egg mixture alternately with milk.
  • Pour into well greased 9 X 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes. Pour sauce ingredients into blender; blend.
  • Punch holes in cake with toothpick while yet warm; pour sauce over cake. Allow cake to cool in refrigerator before frosting.
  • To make frosting: mix all ingredients in the top of double boiler. Cook for 7 to 10 minutes while beating constantly.
  • Frost cake. Keep refrigerated.
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  1. ginadel73
    This recipe is the closest thing to the tres leche we used to get when we lived in South Florida! Introduced my family to this when we moved back and now it is a favorite. Planning on adding rum to the milk on the next go.
     
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  2. Kaydi C.
    OMG. My family went crazy over this cake. I didn't even get a chance to frost it. LOL, it was gone. This was the first time I ever made one of these and I made it for Thanksgiving. It didn't stand a chance. I'm now the designated Tres' Leche cake maker.
     
  3. Rocky F.
    don't forget to add the vanilla to the cake mix! It failed to mention this in the procedure ...but I, being a Seasoned Chef, knew that it should have been done at the same time the yolks were added..happy baking!
     
  4. msdragonfly2259
    I made this for our weekly family dinner. I did not put the frosting on the top as my son-in-law said that his family (from Mexico) does not do that. This cake was a HIT! Everyone dovoured it. Thank you for posting it.
     
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    Mexican - Traditional Tres Leches Cake Created by Um Safia
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