Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Tres Leches Cake #CakeSliceBakers

 I didn't save this cake for Cinco de Mayo but I am posting it in time for you to plan your Fiesta.  This Tres Leches Cake is dense but moist from being drenched in the rum milk syrup.

Tres Leches Cake

This was my selection for this month's Cake Slice Bakers................

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Each month The Cake Slice Bakers are offered a selection of cakes from the current book we are baking through. This year it is Little Everyday Cakes by Candace Floyd. We each choose one cake to bake, and then on the 20th - never before - we all post about our cake on our blogs. There are a few rules that we follow, but the most important ones are to have fun and enjoy baking & eating cakes!

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It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for April 2021 were ~ 

Mexican Chocolate Cake

Tiny Tres Leches Cake

Lime Cake

Tres Leches Cake

This cake is baked and cooled before being placed on a rimmed cake plate and being drenched in the Tres Leche a combination of Evaporated Milk, Sweetened Condensed Milk, and Heavy Cream with a little bit of rum for added flavor.

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I say this every month but it bears repeating.....I am loving this cookbook.  Not only are the cakes small enough that I don't have tons of leftovers but every recipe I have made has turned out well thus far.  The directions are easy to follow and the ingredients are staples that I usually have on hand.  

desserts, cake, Mexican, Rum
Yield: 9 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

I didn't save this cake for Cinco de Mayo but I am posting it in time for you to plan your Fiesta. This Tres Leches Cake is dense but moist from being drenched in the rum milk syrup.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 25 MinInactive time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 40 M


  • 1 1/4 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 T. half and half
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. evaporated milk
  • 1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 c. heavy cream
  • 2 T. rum
  • Whipped Cream for serving, if desired


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the oil and sugar for a couple of minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as neeeded.  Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Reduce the speed to low and add 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by half of the light cream. Continue with another 1/3 of the flour, the remaining cream and the remaining flour, until incorporated.  Increase the speed to medium, add the vanilla and mix until combined.  The batter is thin, this is intentional.
  3. Pour into an 8" square baking pan that has been treated with baking spray.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for about 20-25 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.  Remove from oven to wire rack and let cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing and allowing to cool completely.  
  4. Place onto a rimmed cake plate.  Whisk together the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and rum.  Poke holes in the cake and spoon about 2/3 of the Tres Leches Sauce over the cake.  Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight along with the remaining Tres Leches Sauce.
  5. To serve, spoon some of the reserved sauce onto a plate and add a piece of cake.  Top with sweetened whipped cream, if desired, and serve.


Adapted from a recipe found in Everyday Little Cakes



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  1. I am loving this cookbook too. I haven't found a single error, which is so nice. Plus, the cakes are so easy. Yours sounds delicious.

    1. Thanks Karen, it was and I haven't a complaint either....so nice.

  2. I love that about this cookbook too! Staple ingredients and smaller portions - which means we get to try MORE recipes! :)

  3. I agree—SUCH a great book! I’m going to start giving it as a wedding shower present. Your Tres Leches Cake looks so tasty, Wendy!

  4. I didn't think I would enjoy this book as much as I do. Great job on this recipe and have a great week!

  5. I'm with you - loving this cookbook for its simple ingredients and great flavors. Yours looks great!

  6. That cake looks delicious! I've also enjoyed all the recipes I've tried. This cake will definitely be one that I'll need to try.


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