Compiled Recipe – Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

* 1 ½ cup cake flour, sifted
* ½ tsp baking powder
* ½ tsp baking soda
* ½ tsp salt
* ½ cup butter, unsalted
* ½ cup plus 2 tbsp white sugar
* 2 medium eggs
* ½ cup full cream milk
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* ½ cup condensed milk
* ½ cup evaporated milk
* ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
* 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
* cinnamon (to taste)

1) Pre-heat oven to 350◦F. Grease a 9×9-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper.

2) In a bowl, sift together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

3) In a separate bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on low medium speed for 2 minutes. Set the mixer on low and then gradually add the sugar. Set the mixer on medium speed and beat the butter and sugar for 4 to 5 minutes or until the mixture becomes a pale yellow and the texture is creamy and soft.

4) Add eggs, one at a time, and scrape between each addition. Add in the vanilla and mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and milk in alternating additions starting with the dry ingredients. Mix between each addition. Mix on low medium speed until well combined.

5) Pour your cake batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cake cook for 10 minutes.

6) Prepare the tres leches milk: mix all the milks together.

7) Delicately poke the cake all over with a fork and pour half the milk mixture while the cake is still slightly warm.

8) To serve, cool completely, take the cake out of the pan and then pour the rest of the milk over the cake slices. In a stand mixer, whip cream and then spread on top of the cake. Top with cinnamon powder.


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