Tres Leche Cake


  • white cake mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • whipped cream (Redi Whip)
  • cherries



  1.  Prepare the cake as directed in the box. When the cake is done baking, let it cool
  2.  While the cake is cooling, mix the three milks together in a blender (at medium speed). Blend just until well mixed.
  3. Go back to the cake and (with toothpicks or a fork) jab holes into it. There should be at least 20 holes (more or less).
  4. Pour your milk mixture over the cake. Let it set for a while (about 10 minutes). This lets the cake fully absorb the milk to make it nice and moist.
  5. After all the milk has been absorbed, spray the whole can of whipped cream generously. Spread it evenly with a knife.
  6. Top it off with cherries. Dig in! 

*Refridgerate after serving or before serving. Do NOT leave out for a long period of time. Remember, it has milk in it.



      Being Dominican, my family almost always has tres leche cake to celebrate an occasion. The one in the picture was actually for my birthday! Anyways, my family loves our tres leche. I've been caught eating a whole cake!

      Tres Leche actually means "three milks" in spanish. You'll find it in any spanish bakery or resturant (though they only give you a tiny slice - not nearly enough). Each latin country has its own twist on it. I've seen pinnaple tres leche, strawberry tres leche, mango... well you get the point. If you want, you can pretty much add any fruit to this classic. But, I'm more of a simple gal.

     This recipe is the one my mom uses when she makes it. As you can tell by the ingredients, its not entirely homemade. Other recipes I've seen use homemade whipped cream, but I think it tastes better from the can. Gasp! I know. But the one from the can is less thick and refridgerates nicely. It's not overpowerly sweet, which is good because the milk mixture is VERY sweet. I think it has a nice balance.

      Speaking of other recipes, I've been doing some research and a lot of them use whipping cream instead of whole milk. Obviously, the Americans got a hold of this. Sorry, but don't mess with this!

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