Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake Recipe – delicious poke cake recipe – yellow cake mix, topped with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and half and half – top the milk soaked cake with whipped cream and cherries! My husband took one bite and said “This is dang good!” – totally agree! Love at first bite!

Tres Leche Cake Recipe - delicious poke cake recipe - yellow cake mix, topped with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and half and half - top the milk soaked cake with whipped cream and cherries! My husband took one bite and said "This is dang good!" - totally agree! Love at first bite!

This cake is to-die-for.  Chicken Legs took one bite and said “Amazing”.  He wanted to write my blog post (that is always a sign that he loves what I made), but all he could think of to say was – “This is D%#M good!”  Well, I couldn’t agree more.  It was love at first bite!

This cake is ultra moist.  It just melts in your mouth.  I especially loved the touch of cinnamon in the cake.  I made homemade whipped cream.  You can use cool whip if you would like, but I highly recommend making the real whipped cream.  The only change Chicken Legs requested was to chop the cherries up so there was cherry in every bite.  This cake would be the perfect ending to your Cinco de Mayo celebration tomorrow!

Tres Leche Cake Recipe - delicious poke cake recipe - yellow cake mix, topped with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and half and half - top the milk soaked cake with whipped cream and cherries! My husband took one bite and said "This is dang good!" - totally agree! Love at first bite!

Yield: serves 12

Tres Leches Cake

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 30 MINStotal time: 40 mins

ingredients:

Cake

  • 1 box yellow cake mix (Duncan Hines), plus ingredients to make cake
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
Milk Mixture

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
Whipped Cream Topping

  • 2 cups heaving whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cherries

instructions:

  1. Mix cake mix, cinnamon, plus ingredients to make the according to package directions.  Bake in a greased and floured 9×13 pan.  Cool completely.
  2. Mix together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and half and half.  Poke holes in cake and slowly pour milk mixture over cake.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. When ready to serve, whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract.  (I chill my mixing bowl in the freezer for 5-10 minutes before adding the cream and sugar).  Whip at high speed for 1-2 minutes.  Spread over cake and top each slice with a cherry.

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  1. My first time trying this type of cake. I took it to our Mexican Fiesta at church on Sunday and received thumbs up from all who are familiar with this cake. Thanks for a great recipe!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

  2. It looks like a simple cake but it is full of bursting tasty flavours. If I use sugar substitutes do you think it will be good for a diabetic person or do I need to change more in the recipe?

    Ms. Millie

  3. I made this cake unsigned a lemon box cake mix and it was fantastic! I also made the topping with a bit less sugar because the cake itself was so sweet.

    Thank you so much! It made an awesome birthday cake for me!

  4. I tried this recipe and we had it for lunch desert today! Excellent! I forgot a couple things. The cinnamon! ANd I also forgot to get some mercino cherries. OIE! But it was delicious anyhow. Will definitely keep this one in mind for the future!

  5. Holy moly!! I'm ready to try this one. But, do you think a spice cake mix would work? I'm thinking yes since you added cinnamon to your yellow cake mix.

  6. Oh Lord have mercy your cake looks sooo good! And the doc just told me I have to loose 50 pounds before knee replacement!! I'll just live vicariously through you! :-0
    Have a good week-end!
    Dorothy

  7. I found your site on foodblogs.com and thought I’d stop by and check it out. Just subscribed to your feed and can’t wait to see what your next post will be!

  8. I will definitely try this. I know half-and-half has a different name in the UK… goes off to Wikipedia to find out what to buy…darned regional differences in every day food product names! 🙂

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