One dessert I’d never made before last week includes a traditional Tres Leches Cake. A Tres Leches Cake can be translated to “three milk” cake, and is known for its’ heavy moisture and sweet flavor. The cake itself is a tasty combo of a cake batter mixed with a tasty meringue, which after baking is soaked in evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk mixed together. It is a treat my husband and I had a couple of times a year in Texas, but realized that we had not had it more than maybe once since moving to Oklahoma. Below is a recipe we used from watching Basics with Babish’s video that turned out phenomenally! We are huge fans of both Binging with Babish and Basics with Babish and refer to a lot of his videos when meal planning.
An additional thing we tried was crushing Buc-ee's Beaver Nuggets and using them as a topping for the Tres Leches to add as sweet flavor and satisfying crunch to the dish and WOW! It was amazing!
Once we finished and iced the Tres Leches our cat Leo came to check it out. We noticed a trail of whipped cream on the counter and the culprit (in the top left of the photo) licking the left overs off of his tail. While we had a good laugh, we decided that it would be best not to take that cake to work and to just bring the other one.
10 eggs, separated by whites and yolks
2 cup white sugar
1&1/4 cup all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
4 ounces whole milk
Strawberries, thinly sliced for garnish
16 ounces heavy whipping cream
4 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 round cake pans (10 inches)
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