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Tres Leches Cake with a boost

For the Bakemasters Cinco de Mayo Fiesta, I decided to make a dessert (surprise surprise). I scoured the web and finally landed on Brown Eyed Baker‘s Tres Leches Cakes. I have to say that I was sceptical at first. I mean, no chocolate, no peanut butter, no speculoos – could it possibly be good?! =p Plus the three milk thing kinda weirded me out. Still I decided to step outside my dessert comfort zone and give it a try. Check it out:

The original recipe calls for a whipped cream frosting. For me, nothing ruins a cake more than a whipped cream frosting, so I decided to give the cake a boost., I went with a white chocolate speculoos frosting instead . I have to say this still isn’t my favourite cake, but the frosting certainly helped =p Also this one is definitely better the second day, when the milks have had a chance to really soak in.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 175g white chocolate (melted)
  • 6tbs butter (melted)
  • 1 sleeve speculoos cookies (crushed)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Here’s what you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (170C). Line 9×13 in pan with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in large bowl.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar. Add milk and vanilla until combined. Fold into dry ingredients.
  4. Whisk egg whites (in clean bowl) until stiff peaks form. Add remaining sugar. Fold mixture into other ingredients.
  5. Bake for 30 min or until tester comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile mix together the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and cream and set aside.
  7. Make frosting (Use electric mixer to combine ingredients, adding powdered sugar till desired consistency is reached), set aside.
  8. Once cake has cooled completely, transfer to a rimmed plate and pour milk over the top. Allow a good half hour for milks to soak in before frosting.
  9. Serve and enjoy =)

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5 comments on “Tres Leches Cake with a boost

  1. mydearbakes
    May 15, 2012

    Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe =)

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  4. Crystal (
    August 23, 2012

    Interesting twist! Looks great!

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