Tres Leches Cake Recipe

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  1. Beat egg yolks, butter, and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes or until mixture is creamy.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to egg yolk mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed just until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  3. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold gently into batter. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.
  4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes.
  5. Pierce top of cake several times with a small wooden skewer. Stir together condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream; gradually pour and spread over warm cake. (Pour about 1/4 cup at a time, allowing mixture to soak into cake before pouring more.) Let stand 2 hours; cover and chill overnight, if desired. Spread top of cake with Fluffy Frosting before serving. Garnish, if desired.
  6. Tricks to Perfect Tres Leches: Use tips from Test Kitchens Director Lyda Jones Burnette to make this cake turn out perfectly.
  7. * Let the cake cool in the pan 10 minutes after removing it from the oven.
  8. * While it's still warm, poke holes in the cake with a wooden pick or skewer.
  9. * Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake-about 1/4 cup at a time-and smooth it in with a spatula or the back of a large spoon. You want most of the liquid to be absorbed by the cake, which will make it extremely moist.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3410.63 Kcal (14280 kJ)
Calories from fat 1465.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 162.78g 250%
Cholesterol 1668.69mg 556%
Sodium 1885.31mg 79%
Potassium 2019.05mg 43%
Total Carbs 396.99g 132%
Sugars 145.71g 583%
Dietary Fiber 9.48g 38%
Protein 91.29g 183%
Vitamin C 2.3mg 4%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 10.5mg 58%
Calcium 1004.6mg 100%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 262.38 Kcal (1099 kJ)
Calories from fat 112.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.52g 250%
Cholesterol 128.37mg 556%
Sodium 145.03mg 79%
Potassium 155.32mg 43%
Total Carbs 30.54g 132%
Sugars 11.21g 583%
Dietary Fiber 0.73g 38%
Protein 7.02g 183%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 4%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 0.8mg 58%
Calcium 77.3mg 100%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 81
  • 93

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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