Tres Leches Cake Recipe | Cupcake Jemma

I’VE FOUND MY PERFECT CAKE! I can’t believed I dismissed this recipe for Tres Leches for so many years because, after finally giving in and getting on board I have discovered that Tres Leches is my new favourite cake. Its perfect for serving up as a desert or taking to a picnic. It’s incredibly easy and can be made the day before you serve it. I’d recommend topping it with cream as close to serving as possible. Store your Tres Leches in the fridge if you have any left….which you won’t.

Tres Leches is a Mexican Cake that has a light bouncy sponge which is then soaked overnight in a delicious 3 milk mixture and then topped with Chantilly cream and, traditionally strawberries, but I like it best with a dusting of cinnamon.

Please enjoy this recipe and I swear you are going to LOVE IT!!! Share your creations with me over on Instagram, my tag is @sallydells and use #cupcakejemma so Jemma can see your photos too whilst she is on maternity leave.

Happy Baking! Love Sally x

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Get your Vanilla extract now! Exactly as we use in out bakeries:

Set your oven to 170C

 For a small cake suitable for a dish around 7×9″
SPONGE:
3 Eggs, split
85g Plain Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
120g Caster Sugar (Split 90g for yolks and 30g for whites)
2 tbsp Whole Milk
½ tsp Vanilla
MILK:
150g Condensed Milk
100g Evaporated Milk
2 tbsp Whole Milk (or cream)
TOPPING:
200g Double Cream
1 tbsp Icing Sugar (but caster will be fine too)

For the cake I made in an 8×10” dish
SPONGE:
4 Eggs, split
115g Plain Flour
1 tsp (heaped) Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
160g Caster Sugar (Split 120g for the yolks and 40g for the whites)
2.5 tbsp Whole Milk
½ tsp Vanilla
MILK:
200g Condensed Milk
130g Evaporated Milk
2.5 tbsp Whole Milk (or cream)
TOPPING:
250g Double Cream
1.5 tbsp Icing Sugar (but caster will be fine too)

For a larger cake suitable for a big dish around 9×12″
SPONGE:
6 Eggs, split
170g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
240g Caster Sugar (Split 90g and 30g)
6 tbsp Whole Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
MILK:
300g Condensed Milk
200g Evaporated Milk
4 tbsp Whole Milk (or cream)
TOPPING:
400g Double Cream
2 tbsp Icing Sugar (but caster will be fine too)

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