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Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup white sugar (divided)
  • 5 large eggs (separated)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

FOR THE MILK FILLING:

  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk (1 can)
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 1 ¾ cups cold heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10 maraschino cherries

Instructions 

FOR THE CAKE:

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter and flour bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Beat the egg yolks only with ¾ cup sugar until light in color and doubled in volume.
  • Stir in milk and vanilla.
  • Mix in the flour and baking powder.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg whites and the remaining ¼ cup sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently fold ⅓ of the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  • Fold in remaining egg whites. Be careful not to mix too much. The fluffy egg whites are what gives this cake its soft texture.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
  • Poke a few holes in the cake (you don’t need many and we often skip this step).

MAKE THE MILK FILLING:

  • In a small bowl, mix together the condensed milk, evaporated milk and ¼ cup heavy cream. **Measure out 1 cup of this milk mixture for another use (it is great for French toast!). If you use all of the milk your cake may end of soggy.**
  • Pour the remaining milk mixture over the warm cake while it is still in the pan.
  • Cool cake completely on a wire rack, then refrigerate until cold.

TO MAKE THE WHIPPED CREAM:

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer (this works best if your bowl is cold) with the whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract until it thickens and holds peaks.
  • Loosen edge of cake with knife before removing side of pan.
  • Frost cake with the whipped cream.
  • Garnish with cherries, a dusting of cinnamon or anything else you wish!
  • Store the cake covered in the refrigerator.

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