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Tres Leches Cake

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Tres leches cake or three milk cake is heavenly. When put a spoonful in the mouth, you will feel the mixture of three different types of milk – evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. Being a sponge cake, it is full of bubbles and the spongy softness is unforgettable. Once I have started to make this cake for family and friends couple of years back, the tres leches cake has become one of our party favorites!

Although very popular in Central and South America, North America, many parts of Caribbean, and many parts of Europe, Tres leches cake is traditionally Latin American cake.

Here are the step by step directions of how we can make the Best Tres Leches Cake!


120 ml milk

5 eggs L

200 g all-purpose flour

150 g sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp baking powder

Lemon zest

Tres leches sauce:

250 ml condensed milk

250 ml evaporated milk

250 ml whipping cream (35%)

1 tsp vanilla extract