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Premium Tres Leches Cake

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Premium Tres Leches Cake
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 15

Sweetened condensed milk, whole milk and whipping cream are the traditional “three milks” that are mixed together and poured into “poke” holes, saturating this tres leches cake and transforming it from an everyday sheet cake into a moist, flavorful and deeply rich dessert. MORE+ LESS-

September 25, 2018

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ 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

Steps

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  • 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

  • Tres leches—or “three milks” in Spanish—is just a very moist cake that’s enriched with two forms of concentrated milk and rich cream. The full dairy and vanilla flavors are a favorite in the southern U.S. If you’re in the caramel or chocolate camp, play with stirring in melted chocolate or a thick caramel sauce with the cream.
  • You can use the handle of a wooden spoon or chopstick to poke even rows of holes into the warm cake.
  • A moist yellow sponge cake makes a good base for summer fruit poke cakes—try a spooning a syrupy blueberry or strawberry-rhubarb sauce over the cake, letting the syrup soak in before serving it with whipped cream or French vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
8g
40%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
170mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
54g
18%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
41g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Tres Leches cake features three different dairy products that come together to create a cake that’s moist, but not mushy, and dense with just the right amount of sweetness. This indulgent cake traces its origins back to South America, but you don’t need to fly across the equator to try a piece. You can enjoy a slice of decadent tres leches right in the comfort of your own home with this recipe from the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens. And for more takes on tres leches, check out all of  Betty’s tres leches-inspired recipes, plus her instructions on how to make perfect cake, every time.

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