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Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake
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Caramel Tres Leches Three Milk Cake

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.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: three milk cake
Servings: 12
Author: Jill


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


  • 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!!