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Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

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This delicious Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake is a rich butter cake that is soaked three kinds of milk. The spongy cake soaks up the milks to create a one of a kind taste. This cake will melt in your mouth.

Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

This spongy buttery cake is poked full of holes and filled with a milky sauce. The sauce is soaked up into the cake creating a custard like texture to the cake. The cake is then topped with homemade whipped cream.

Ingredients You Will Need

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • All-purpose flour– It is best to use all purpose but you can also use self rising flour.
  • Baking powder- If you are using self rising flour, you do not need baking powder
  • Salt- Salt brings out the flavor in baked goods.
  • Unsalted butter- Always use unsalted butter. While it might seem odd to use unsalted butter only to add salt, it gives you control over butter.
  • Granulated sugar- Every good cake needs sugar.
  • Vanilla extract- Always use pure vanilla. It gives a better flavor.
  • Eggs- Room temperature eggs are best but it will not hurt to use cold eggs.
  • Whole milk- If you can not use whole milk, 2% will also work.
  • Sweetened condensed milk- This is the 2nd milk in this 3 milk cake.
  • Buttermilk- Buttermilk is the 3rd milk in this 3 milk cake.
  • Dulce de leche- This is usually made with sweetened condensed milk. If you can not find it at the store, you could make your own.
  • Heavy cream- You need to use heavy cream to make the whipped cream.

How to Make Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl.ingrediens in a bowl

Using a mixer, beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed for about 8 minutes. It will be pale and creamy.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Add one egg at a time until it is beaten well.

Slowly add in the flour mixture until it is beaten in but do not overbeat.batter ina bowl

Transfer the cake to the prepared pan and then bake for 40 minutes.

Allow the cake to cool while making the 3 milk mixture.

Poke holes in the cake. This is where the filling will go.

In a large pitcher, mix together the milk, condensed milk, buttermilk, Dulce de leche, and vanilla.

Pour the mixture over the cake and then refrigerate the cake for at least 30 minutes.

cake with holes

Remove the cake from the springform pan and then place it on a serving plate.

Whip the cream in a large bowl and whip it until it forms soft peaks.

Spread the whipped cream over the cake and then drizzle the dulce de leche over the cake and swirl it into the whipped cream.

Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Where is Tres Leches Cake Originally From?

The origins of the Tres Leches Cake is something that is highly debated. While no one knows for sure where the cake started it is associated with Mexico. That being the case, Mexico is often associated with the origin of the cake.

Should Tres Leches Cake be Served Cold?

Tres Leches cake is usually served cold. The cake is best when stored in the refrigerator overnight so that the cake can absorb the liquid. It creates an fantastic flavor.

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Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

Published By Jill
This delicious Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake is a rich butter cake that is soaked three kinds of milk. The spongy cake soaks up the milks to create a one of a kind taste. This cake will melt in your mouth.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

  • 1 1/2 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 TSP baking powder
  • 3/4 TSP salt
  • 12 TBSP unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs

For the Three-Milk Mixture

  • 2 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 Cup dulce de leche
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract

For the Topping

  • 2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 Cup dulce de leche

Instructions
 

  • Make the Cake: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract on medium speed for 8 to 10 minutes, or until very pale and creamy.
  • Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just combined.
  • Stir the batter with a rubber spatula to ensure all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the prepared baking dish and bake until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.

Make the Three- Milk Mixture:

  • Using a skewer, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  • In a large pitcher, whisk together the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, buttermilk, dulce de leche, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Very slowly, pour the milk mixture all over the cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours, or overnight, ensuring that all of the milk mixture is absorbed.
  • Remove the cake from the springform pan and place on a serving plate.

Finish with Topping:

  • Place the cream in a large bowl and either by hand or using an electric mixer, whip on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream on top of the cake, then drizzle and swirl the dulce de leche into the whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!!
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Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

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