Tres Leches

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Stacykins, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    So last night I made a Tres Leches cake, two actually (normal sized one and mini one), since my mother needed something for a work party. And man, I think this is the best one I've ever made. I deviated from the traditional recipe and added some extra flair, like using coconut milk as part of the milk mixture, and also some Baileys Irish Cream in the batter (so the alcohol would get cooked out).

    6 eggs (backyard happy chicken eggs turned the batter a beautiful, rich color!)
    2 cups sugar (I used half splenda)
    2 cups flour
    1 Tbsp baking powder
    pinch of salt
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2/3 cup milk
    Also a few shots of Baileys [​IMG]

    For the leches in the tres leches!

    1 can coconut milk
    1 can sweetened condensed milk
    1 cup normal milk
    1 shot Baileys

    Whipped Cream Topping

    2 cups heavy cream
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup shredded coconut

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In separate bowls, I mixed the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients for the batter, then slowly combined as I beat the mixture 'til smooth. Pour into greased 9 x 13 cake pan, and bake for 30 minutes. As that is baking, it is time to make the milk mixture (which is so easy). Just combine all the milks together and stir till homogeneous. When the cake is done (check for doneness with a toothpick), prick the cake with a skewer or fork all over, and then let it cool. Once it is cool, pour the milk mixture gently onto the cake, all of it. Pop in the refrigerator and let sit overnight. In the morning, whip up the whipped cream topping 'til spreadable, cover the cake, and then enjoy!
  2. magnolia-1971

    magnolia-1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2010
    SE Wisconsin

    Thanks for the recipe. I will make it this weekend. Sounds really good.
  3. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 22, 2009
    E. KY
    I am a sucker for creamy desserts, I love Tres Leche cake and will have to try this variation!
  4. OnceAroundTheBlock

    OnceAroundTheBlock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 24, 2011
    Western North Carolina
    This sounds awesome! Can't wait to try making one, thanks for the recipe, Stacykins.

    Y'all, don't waste your money on those box mixes, like I did. [​IMG]
  5. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    If coconut milk is not normally used, what is the third milk that is usual in this recipe?
  6. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 19, 2011
    Escanaba, MI
    Quote:Evaporated milk [​IMG]

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