Desserts

Tres Leches Cake from Scratch

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Tres Leches ("three milks") Cake is a sponge cake that has been soaked in a luscious mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and cream. It's a popular special occasion cake, such as for Christmas and birthdays. It's a fun cake to serve- people are usually fascinated with the idea of soaking a cake in something, and then they fall in love with the rich, cool, sweet, creamy taste. Never mushy, always perfectly moist, this is a wonderful cake to have i

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Ingredients
For the cake:
7 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the liquid to pour over the cake:
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 cup half and half

For the topping: 2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
sweetened shredded coconut (optional)
maraschino cherries, drained and patted dry (optional)
Directions: 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...
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Nutritions

Calories
348

Sodium
185mg
7% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
9g
18% DV

Carbs
52g
17% DV

Fiber
1g
7% DV