Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tres Leches Cake

I made this cake to go along with the Cafe Rio night. It was so so good and so so easy. I made the cake the recipe gave and couldn't decide if I liked it or not, next time I make it I will just use a store bought cake (white or yellow) and make the sauce to pour over it, which is easier anyway.

tip: Bake a day in advanced and let it refrigerate, the cake will taste so much better!

So basically if you use a store bought cake all you have to do is cook the cake as instructed on the box. Then poke holes with the prongs of a fork throughout the cake.

1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 1/2 cups evaporated milk
2 cups sweetened condensed milk

Pour mixture over cake until it is all soaked up.

You might have to pour only a portion of the mix at a time, let it refrigerate and then pour more.

Before serving spread whipped cream over top and top with fresh slices of strawberry.

It really is better once it has had quite a while to sit in the refrigerator!

If you do want to use the cake recipe it calls for(which is actually pretty good too) it is:

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup of softened butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 large eggs

1Butter and flour a 9x13-inch (or smaller)deep baking pan, set aside Note: Cake doesn't really work in a standard round pan.
2Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
3Beat together sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy and has a very light yellow color (about 3-4 min).
4Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.
5Add vanilla, baking powder, and flour and beat until a smooth batter is obtained. Pour batter into baking pan (batter will be the consistency of cookie dough).
6Bake for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
7Let the cake cool down to room temperature.

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