Tres Leche

Tres Leche or "three milk" cake is a Mexican dessert. A spongy cake, soaked in three types of milk and topped with lots of whipped cream and fresh fruit, this is the ultimate dessert to beat the summer heat. Its good for any occasion and will surely have your guests clambering for seconds :D

You will need:

For the Cake:
6 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream topping:
1 (14 oz) can evaporated milk
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup Whole Milk

1 (12oz) tub Cool Whip or 1 cup Whipping cream
Fresh fruit – mangoes/pineapple/strawberries

To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat the egg whites on low speed until soft peaks form. Add the sugar gradually with the mixer running and till stiff peaks are formed. Add the egg yolks 1 at a time, beating well after the addition of each.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture, alternating with the milk. (Do this quickly so the batter does not lose volume.) Add the vanilla. Bake until golden, 25 minutes.

To make the cream topping: In a blender, combine the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and milk, blend on high speed.

Remove the cake from the oven and while still warm, pour the cream mixture over it. Let sit and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.

To assemble: Remove the cake from the refrigerator and spread the cool whip evenly across the top. Arrange the cut fresh fruit (whatever you are using) and serve. If you are using whipping cream, beat the cream till it forms peaks and then spread it over the cake. Refrigerate for an hour or two so that the topping can set and then serve.


  1. ur dish distracted me a bit from the recipe :D is it star-shaped?

    now that i went back and read the recipe, all i can say is i miss my oven more n more n more..

  2. Looks so delicious with whip cream and strawberry :) Delicious Nam

  3. I'm clambering just by looking at the pic!!

  4. Tempting entry, looks awesome, yummmyyyyyyy!!!

  5. nams I will have to try this, I tried your rasamalai and they came out great

  6. i think i could drink the 'cream topping' condensed milk :D..lovely desert nammu

  7. That looks great Namratha... I've always been intrigued by this cake and expect it to be very milky (which I like) :) Never made or tasted it though... very tempting! :)

  8. I had plans to make this cake for AWED Mexico but made Arroz Con Leche, got too lazy to bake a cake!:D

    Looks delicious, perfect dessert for Summer, I will try someday!:)

  9. Looks great, Namrata. I love it.

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  11. Lovely to look and lovelier to taste!!

  12. Hi namratha
    an interesting recipe..a must try. especially when it requires to be soaked in three types of milk. thanks for passing by my blog too and leaving such wonderful comments.

  13. Oh, goodness!! Now that's a decadent and delicious treat! Looks phenomenal, Namratha! :)


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