Monday, March 2, 2009

Tres Leches Cake

Hello Everyone, Welcome back to my blog after a really long break!! I was in India for about a month, visiting my family and friends, and after coming back, was still in the holiday mood!! 
We had 'tres leches-three milk cake' at a lovely restaurant called 'la tusca' during our trip to washington dc. Nisarg had loved it so much at that time, that I was looking for a tried-&-tasted recipe of it since then. Recently, I got the recipe from a friend and immediately tried it out. It turned out so perfect!! Thank you so much Viji for this lovely recipe:).

1 stick unsalted butter (at room temp.)
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can(14 oz) sweet condensed milk (I used fat-free)
1 can(12 oz) evaporated milk (I used fat-free)
1 cup 2% milk

1 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 tbsp sugar for a creamy layer on top (optional)
mixed fruits (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 inch by 9 inch baking dish and set aside. 
  • Sift flour and baking powder together.
  • Beat egg-whites till they are fluffy and create a soft peak. Add vanilla extract and add egg-yolks one at a time. Beat well after the addition of each egg-yolk.
  • In a separate bowl, beat softened butter till its fluffy. Add sugar and thoroughly combine.
  • Now, mix the sugar-butter mixture into the egg mixture and beat properly. Add sifted flour and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden.
  • In a bowl, whisk condensed milk, evaporated milk and 2% milk together. 
  • Let the cake cool completely. Scrape the top layer of the cake and poke the cake all over with a fork. Pour the milk mixture on the cake. Cover and refrigerate the cake overnight.
  • For the icing, beat heavy whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks are formed. Coat the cake with icing and decorate with fruits. (This step is totally optional, both Nisarg and I liked it better without the icing.)



Usha said...

Wow this sounds decadent. Welcome back, hope you had a great trip!

Varsha Vipins said...

This looks so awesome Chandni..perfect with that lovely bowl..:)
First time here..Thats such lovely dishes you got here..:)

Purva Desai said...

Welcome back.....hope u had a lovely time.....
Cake looks gorgeous....

Yasmeen said...

I should have guessed it,you were holidaying in India.Bet you hate the cold change here,its pretty much still winter.
The cake soaked up with milky goodness looks awesome with the fruity topping:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh...thought you must be on vacation, hope you had a great time...welcome back. This dessert looks gorgeous, new to me...nice presentation...

Gopi Shah said...

Hey Chandani welcome back!!I was also in india. Now I am back though still in vacation mood for blogging.
and yeah nice recipe.

Anonymous said...

Hey welcome back.I'm sure you had a lovely trip. Love this recipe. Bookmarked to try it out.

Nisarg said...

yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back to blogging. We missed you!

Dhara said...

@ Nisarg...
WE??????? its okay nisarg u cn say u missed her........
@ Chai...
looks mouth watering............n welcome back to blogging....hoping to get some more recipes soon!!!