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Triple Chocolate-Tres Leches Cake

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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 15
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We took our classic Tres Leches Cake recipe and gave it a rich, chocolaty twist! Make a perfectly moist chocolate tres leches cake with cake mix, chocolate milk, sweetened whipped cream and beautifully curled chocolate shavings. The result is an indulgent dessert that's every chocolate lover's dream. But the best part? This Triple Chocolate-Tres Leches Cake recipe serves 15, making it a perfect-sized dessert for any potluck or party.
Updated Oct 10, 2022
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  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1 cup chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


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


  • Chocolate curls, if desired


  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To make chocolate curls for your Triple Chocolate-Tres Leches Cake, firmly press a vegetable peeler against the edge of a block or bar of chocolate and pull toward you in long, thin strokes.
  • tip 2
    Be sure to buy sweetened condensed milk—not evaporated milk—for this easy chocolate tres leches cake. They don’t work the same way in recipes!
  • tip 3
    Tres Leches Cake is a classic Nicaraguan cake soaked with three forms of leches, or "milks." It is a very moist cake that becomes more flavorful as it’s stored.


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