I don’t remember when I first made Tres Leches Cake for my family, but ever since I did, it has become the most requested dessert that I make. The first time I experimented with making the cake it was for a client who was hosting a “Spanish themed dinner”. Since I don’t really like making Flan, the next dessert idea I had was to make a Tres Leches Cake. I started out with a recipe I found online, which I have modified in various ways over the past few years to get it where I like it.
There are many variations you can find in a Tres Leches Recipe but I have come up with what I think is the best recipe ever for this cake (excuse me while I pat myself on the back). You have to understand that I HATE baking, and when it comes to eating sweets, I could care less… I have zero sweet tooth, and zero desire to measure out any baking recipe…. But this recipe is not only simple, but the outcome is something that even this savory lady can’t turn down.
The thing I like about this cake is it’s big enough to feed a decent sized crowd, and even if you have leftovers, the cake somehow tastes better the next day (almost like how a braise gets better with time).
Tres Leches Cakes
The perfect Tres Leches Cake that you can't just have one slice of.
The below images are the cake after having absorbed the three milks and prior to the whipped cream topping: