Premium Tres Leches Cake

Three forms of leche, or "milk," are poured over a baked cake to create its signature indulgence. Cake mix and ready-to-spread frosting make it easy.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 15

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
1 1/4
cups water
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
4
eggs
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup whole milk or evaporated milk
1
cup whipping cream
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and flour or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3 Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.
  • 4 In large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, whole milk and whipping cream. Carefully pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until mixture is absorbed into cake. Frost with frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Typical yellow cake? Not! You'll savor a very moist cake that's been soaked in three full-flavored milks ("tres leches" in Spanish). The preparation is similar to a "poke" cake, where a cake is first baked, then poked and a mixture poured over it. This cake can vary by region, having fruit or chocolate, but the three-milk soaking is the key to its authenticity.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
54g
54%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
41g
41%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1/2 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.