Saturday, January 24, 2009

Tres Leches=Tres Yummy

If you have ever had Tres Leches dessert at Cafe Rio or Costa Vida, you know how WONDERFUL it is. After much searching, I finally have found an great recipe for it. So, nine eggs later, here you go:

Tres Leches
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
9 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
9 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tarter

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 5 ounce can of evaporated milk
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add vanilla. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add flour mixture alternately with milk. Beat well after each addition. In a large glass bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until whites form stiff peaks. Gently fold the egg white into the cake batter using a rubber spatula. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. (If you live in a high altitude like me, it takes closer to 40 minutes.) Let cake cool.

In a small bowl, stir together the cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Pour the mixture over the cake until it won't absorb any more. You may have 1/3 to a 1/4 left over.

Refrigerate cake until serving.

To serve, put a spoonful of extra milk mixture on the plate and then place cake on top of it. Garnish with fruit. I like a combination of berries, but mango is also yummy.



Ha!! Made that one. Never had it before but the recipe looked interesting and gave it a try. I was surprised at all the milks I had to put in. (tres leche). I served it to my family saying I was sorry it was so "wet", but that it tasted good. Dallin, a server at Rino's told me it was delicious and this was how it was supposed to be. So I patted myself on the back because I made a dessert that was awesome. Laura

love.boxes said...

No wonder this stuff is so good.. full of fat and sugar.. my two favorite things! :)

Nadia said...

Sounds dangerous. Like something I would make for the "family" and eat all by myself over 2 days.

Anonymous said...


I live in Roy Utah and I'm a Mormon too! Good to meet you!

Thank you soooo much for this recipe!


Madison said...

I have reviewed many other tres leches recipes online and they all call for 5 eggs. I made this recipe, with the 9 eggs, and my cake tasted like an omelet. Very eggy! And it would hardly absorb any of the "milk" because it was so dense. So just for future recipe hunters, you may want to put a little less eggs.