Monday, September 22, 2008

Tres Leche

You may all make Tres Leche regularly already but in case you don't . . . it is so yummy! Duane's birthday is today and I have made it every year for his birthday so I thought I would post the recipe.

It is a very easy cake to make but so dang good you will be licking the pan. I will tell you how we do it but there are many varying ways. The basic idea is to soak cake in three different milks.

1 white cake mix (boxed) Make the cake according to package directions and let cool.
1 can evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups cream
fresh seasonal fruit (lots of it!)

Poke holes all over the surface of the cake. Mix all three of the milks together in a pitcher, stir well then slowly pour milk mixture over the entire cake. Try your hardest to make sure the milk is sopped up in equal portions over the entire cake. Cover the top of the cake with sliced, or diced or chopped fruit. My favorite fruit for this cake is strawberries, kiwis and mangoes. Tonight I did pineapple and nectarines because I had them. Be sure to serve the cake as cold as you can. It is yummy!

3 comments:

Megan said...

Yum! Sounds delish! So do you just make the cake in a 9x13?

Ann Dee said...

Cam's birthday is the 30th. I'm going to try this. Have you ever put pears on top?

Panooch said...

I do it in a 9x13 but I have done it before in two rounds stacked on top of each other. I pour half of the milk on the bottom round then stack the second and pour the rest on. I frost it with 8 oz. cream cheese mixed with 1 cup powdered sugar and 8 oz. cool whip (make sure the cream cheese is room temperature and mix the cheese and powdered sugar first with a beater then add softened cool whip).

It is beautiful but very painstaking because you have to pour the milk mixture really slowly and it can make a big mess if you are not super careful. But it looks magnificent. The 9x13 is the fastest but not the prettiest. I have never done pears but that sounds delish! It would also be yummy as individual cakes like cupcakes and you can serve it on a dish that can catch all of the milk.