Tres Leches Cake (Alton Brown)

Recipe by muncheechee
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12-14
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Avoid using a very shallow pan.
  • Whisk to combine cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • Cream butter with mixer.
  • Slowly add 1 cup of sugar to butter until combined.
  • Pour eggs into mixture one at a time, making sure that each egg is combined before adding the next egg.
  • Add 1.5 tsp vanilla.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Pour batter into the buttered and floured baking pan and smooth.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove cake from oven and allow to cool completely.
  • Perforate cake all over using skewers or a fork.
  • Stir together the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and half-and-half.
  • Pour milk over cake and refrigerate overnight (or 8 hours) to allow the cake to soak up all the milks.
  • Before serving, whip heavy cream, 1 cup sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla until thickened.
  • Spread whipped topping over cake and refrigerate until ready to serve.