Tres Leches Cake

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  • Ingredients
    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
    5 large EGGS
    2 cups whole milk
    1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
    1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
    1 1/2 cups whipping cream

    Yields: 16 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/16 of recipe

    Calories: 412

    Total fat: 19 g
    Saturated fat: 11 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 5 g

    Cholesterol: 110 mg
    Sodium: 95 mg
    Carbohydrates: 53 g
    Protein: 8 g
    Vitamin A: 210 mcg
    Vitamin D: 2 mcg
    Folate: 35 mcg
    Calcium: 202 mg
    Iron: 1 mg
    Potassium: 286 mg
    Choline: 82 mg

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


  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.