View Full Version : tres leches (three milks cake)

03-30-2008, 02:45 PM
6 large eggs, separated
2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cream topping:
1 14-ounce can evaporated milk
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy cream

3 tablespoons water
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 large egg whites
1 ripe mango, peeled, seed removed, and thinly sliced
1 ripe papaya, peeled, seeds removed, and thinly sliced

To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly
grease and flour a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat the egg whites on low speed until soft
peaks form. Add the sugar gradually with the mixer running and peak
to stiff peaks. Add the egg yolks 1 at a time, beating well after the
addition of each.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the egg mixture,
alternating with the milk. (Do this quickly so the batter does not lose
volume.) Add the vanilla. Bake until golden, 25 minutes.

To make the cream topping: In a blender, combine the evaporated
milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream and blend on high speed.

Remove the cake from the oven and while still warm, pour the cream
mixture over it. Let sit and cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate
until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.

To make the icing: Once the cake is completely chilled, in a
saucepan combine the water and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce the
heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Cook until the mixture reaches
the soft ball stage, 235 to 240 degrees F. Remove from the heat.
In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites to soft peaks. While beating,
add the hot syrup in a stream. Beat until all the syrup has been added,
the mixture cools, and a glossy icing forms.

To assemble: Remove the cake from the refrigerator and spread
the icing evenly across the top. Arrange the mango and papaya slices
over the top and serve.

03-31-2008, 10:54 PM
have you made this yet Oss? Juan's mom made this once and I loved it... I've always wanted the recipe, and hopefully this will match up to hers.

04-01-2008, 10:28 AM
i havent tried to make it yet but i have had it a few times at events and i liked it...someone is gonna teach me soon too..just put this up cuz i likeddddd it alotttttttt :lol:

04-01-2008, 06:10 PM
she makes this in a gelatin too and tops with with fresh strawberries, so good...

ghetto dad
04-01-2008, 06:35 PM
i love eating cake with a straw.....