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Triple Chocolate-Tres Leches Cake

triple chocolate-tres leches cake Dessert
Triple Chocolate-Tres Leches Cake
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15

Tres Leches Cake is a classic Nicaraguan cake soaked with three forms of leches, or "milks." It’s a favorite among our fans, so we took our classic Tres Leches cake recipe and gave it a rich, chocolaty twist! A moist chocolate fudge cake is soaked with chocolate milk, topped with sweetened whipped cream and garnished with beautifully curled chocolate shavings for an indulgent dessert that's every chocolate lover's dream. The best part? It serves 15, making this a perfect-sized cake for any potluck or party. MORE+ LESS-

Updated January 31, 2019
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
1 1/4
cups chocolate milk
1/2
cup butter, melted
4
eggs

Filling

1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
cup chocolate milk
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream

Topping

1 1/2
cups heavy whipping cream
3
tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon vanilla

Decoration

Chocolate curls, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat Cake ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 34 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove cake from oven to cooling rack. Immediately poke holes using fork over top of cake. If necessary, wipe fork tines occasionally with paper towel to reduce sticking.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, stir together Filling ingredients until blended. Evenly pour over cake, working back and forth to fill holes. Tap pan on counter several times to help filling mixture flow down holes. Refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled (when cutting pieces to serve, you may notice some of the liquid on the bottom of the pan).
  • 5
    In chilled medium bowl, beat Topping ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Frost top of chilled cake with whipped cream. Sprinkle chocolate curls on top. Cut into 5 rows by 3 rows. Store loosely covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • To make chocolate curls, firmly press a vegetable peeler against edge of a block or bar of chocolate and pull toward you in long, thin strokes.
  • Be sure to buy sweetened condensed milk, not evaporated milk. They don’t work the same way in recipes.
  • Tres Leches Cake is a classic Nicaraguan cake soaked with three forms of leches, or "milks." It is a very moist cake and becomes more flavorful as it’s stored.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
38%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
33g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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