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Tres Leches Cake | URBAN BAKES

Tres Leches Cake


  • Author: Connie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 13 x 9 sheet cake 1x

Ingredients

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CAKE

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs

FILLING

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons rum extract

TOPPING

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons rum extract
  • 24 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a 13×9-inch baking pan, grease and flour bottom and sides; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat all cake ingredients together until just combined. Pour evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whish together all filling ingredients; set aside.
  5. Once cake has slightly cooled but still hot to the touch, pierce the top using a long-tined fork approximately every half-inch apart. See bottom of this post for a visual.
  6. Pour the 3-milk (tres leches) mixture evenly onto the cake. Loosely cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours or until majority of the tres leches has been absorbed.
  7. In a large chilled bowl, beat topping ingredients until stiff peaks form.
  8. Once cake is ready, spread whipped cream over cake and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. ENJOY!

Notes

  • Full fat versions of ingredients may be used to substitute any fat-free ingredients found in this recipe.
  • Allow cake to cool about 15 minutes before pouring the tres leches onto the cake to prevent curdling of the milks.
  • Cuisine: Latin
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