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Tres Leches Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Wingfield
Added: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup whole milk or evaporated milk
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

FROSTING:
1 pkg (8 oz) reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
2 cups whipping (heavy) cream

Directions:
Directions:
1) Grease and flour or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
2) In a large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla & eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 6 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally.
3) Bake 29 to 35 minutes at 350 (325 for dark or nonstick pan) or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with a long-tined fork or skewer, wiping occasionally to reduce sticking.
4) In a large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, whole milk & whipping cream. Carefully pour evenly over top of cake. Cover & refrigerate at least 1 hour (or overnight) until mixture is absorbed into cake.
5) Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla & almond extract in a large bowl. Use whipping attachment (if available), mix on medium speed until smooth. While mixing, slowly pour in the whipping cream. Scraping the bottom of the bowl occasionally, continue mixing until the frosting forms stiff peaks. Frost cake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
15
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a very moist cake. "Tres Leches" means "Three Milks" in Spanish.

 

 

 

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