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Red Velvet Tres Leches Cake

Red Velvet Tres Leches Cake
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 5 min
  • Servings 24
Classic red velvet cake meets tres leches, making this 13x9 cake even more decadent.
Updated February 23, 2017

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 bottle (1 oz) red food color

Tres Leches Mixture

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup Irish cream liqueur

Frosting and Decoration

  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate shavings

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray. In large bowl, beat all cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into pan.
  • 2
    Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Poke top of cake every 1/2 inch with wooden skewer.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, mix Tres Leches ingredients. Spoon mixture evenly over top of cake, allowing mixture to soak into holes. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until mixture is absorbed.
  • 4
    In chilled medium bowl, beat whipping cream, powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Frost cake with whipped cream; sprinkle with chocolate shavings. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • If you don't have Irish cream liqueur, regular milk may be substituted.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
90
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
19%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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