Traditional Tres Leches Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Butter and flour bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  • Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light in color and doubled in volume.
  • Stir in milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Beat until firm but not dry.
  • Fold egg whites into yolk mixture.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • Loosen edge of cake with knife before removing side of pan.
  • Cool cake completely; place on a deep serving plate.
  • Use a two prong meat fork or cake tester to pierce surface of cake.
  • Mix together condensed milk, evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of the whipping cream.
  • Discard 1 cup of the measured milk mixture or cover and refrigerate.
  • Pour remaining milk mixture over cake slowly until absorbed.
  • Whip the remaining whipping cream until it thickens and reaches spreading consistency.
  • Stir in almond extract.
  • Frost cake with whipped cream and garnish with cherries.