Tres Leches Cake

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  • Ingredients
    5 large EGGS
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
    2 cups granulated sugar, divided
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, divided
    2 cups whole milk
    1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
    1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
    1 ½ cups whipping cream

    Yields: 16 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/16 of Recipe

    Calories: 385

    Total fat: 21 g
    Saturated fat: 12 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 6 g

    Cholesterol: 128 mg
    Sodium: 101 mg
    Carbohydrates: 45 g
    Fiber: 0 g
    Sugar: 36 g
    Protein: 9 g
    Vitamin A: 217 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 37 mcg
    Choline: 95 mg
    Calcium: 227 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
    Potassium: 259 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of vitamin A and a good source of protein and choline.


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350º F. GREASE and FLOUR 13 x 9 baking pan. SIFT together flour and baking powder. SET aside.

  2. BEAT together butter and 1 cup sugar in large bowl until fluffy. BEAT in 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and eggs until well combined.

  3. ADD flour mixture to butter mixture, 2 Tbsp. at a time, and MIX until well blended. POUR batter into prepared pan. BAKE for 30 minutes. PIERCE cake several times with a fork and LET cool.

  4. COMBINE whole milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk and POUR over top of cake.

  5. WHIP together whipping cream, remaining sugar and vanilla and SPREAD over top of cake.