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Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

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Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

Stephanie Gallagher
Tres leches cake, or three milks cake, is popular in Latin American cooking. Ever since my kids first tried tres leches cake in a Latin American restaurant they begged me to try to duplicate it at home.

I don't know if this recipe tastes authentic, but it is wonderfully moist and delicious. Plus, it's a super easy tres leches cake, because it starts with a cake mix.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

refrigeration time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Yield: 24 servings


  • 1 18.25 oz. box white or yellow cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk (skim or regular)
  • 1 cup whole milk or light cream
  • 12 oz. vanilla frosting or buttercream frosting
  • strawberries for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

  3. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and vanilla until smooth.

  4. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.

  5. Remove cake from oven and let cool completely.

  6. Meanwhile, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk or light cream until well blended.

  7. Poke cake all over with a skewer or straw. Pour milk mixture all over cake, pressing lightly to make sure milk is completely absorbed.

  8. Refrigerate cake 1-2 hours.

  9. Spread frosting over cake.

  10. Cut cake into slices and spoon several tablespoons of the sauce over each slice. Top with sliced strawberries.
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