Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Tres Leches cake

This season is all about indulging isn’t it? I have been baking non- stop for almost the whole of the December; making edible gifts for friends, baking workshop, cake orders and also baking for dinner parties. My oven baked many batches of fruits cakes, brownies, apple roses, peanut crunchy bars, vanilla cake, cupcakes etc. Some nights, I used to be up in the kitchen until midnight baking and my legs ached like hell. But I really enjoyed making home-made gifts. This year I took a plunge and also tried my hands on some non - edible DIY gifts which I am really pleased with and can’t wait to share it with you all soon.

Anyway coming back to topic, I always like to try out new dessert recipes when I have friends over and Tre leche cake has been on my list for some time. I made this dessert when we had friends the other day and it was enjoyed by all. To be honest I won’t call this phenomenal, especially when I compare it with my other desserts, but the good thing is, it is so easy to put together and it’s yummy.

Recipe source - here

Plain flour – 1 ½ cup
Butter – ½ cup/ 115 gm ( melted)
Sugar – ¾ cup
Eggs – 5 large
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – pinch
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
For soaking
Condensed milk – 1 can /390 gm
Evaporated milk – 340 gm can
Milk – 1 cup
For whipping
Whipping cream/double cream – 2 cup
Icing sugar – 3 tbs/ as per taste
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
Fresh fruits (optional)

  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and keep it aside.
  • Cream eggs and sugar in an electric mixer for few minutes. The mixture will increase the volume.
  • Add vanilla extract and beat again.
  • Add the dry ingredients and fold in.
  • Finally add melted butter and fold in.
  • Pour the batter in a greased 9 inch cake pan and bake for 30 -35 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Whisk condensed milk, evaporated milk and milk together in a bowl.
  • Transfer the cake onto a plate and poke holes on the hot cake and pour/spread the milk mixture slowly  on top of the cake with a spoon.
  • Let the cake cool for 1 hour.
  • Whip the cream with icing sugar and vanilla extract and spread it on top of the cake.
  • Decorate with fresh fruits or as you like. 


Shibi Thomas said...

Welcome back Vinee!! Tres Leches is the apt post for the come back :) This year I was too lazy to do edible gifts. Waiting to see your DIY gift ideas!!

Rafeeda AR said...

Wow... that sounds so good! Even I have baked quite a lot this month, though it was more for us than to give around... hehe... I have baked Tres Leches once for our anniversary in a huge tray thinking I would give away to a few friends, but the B and the kids made sure that they cleaned up the whole think without much trace! Looks so good dear...

Famidha Ashraf said...

Vinee.. prawm tempura come back post didnt lure me as much as this one.. :-) welcome back!

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