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Tres Leche Cake Recipe

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Tres Leches Mixture:
1/4 cup heavy cream
One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk

1 pint heavy cream, for whipping
3 tablespoons sugar
Maraschino cherries, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch cake pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.
Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until the yolks are pale yellow.
Stir in the milk and vanilla.
Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir very gently until combined.
Beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form.
With the mixer on, pour in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until the egg whites are stiff but not dry.
Fold the egg white mixture into the cake batter very gently until just combined.
Spoon mixture into the prepared pan and spread to even out the surface.

Bake until the cake is done, 35 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan, and then turn out (upside down) onto a rimmed platter.

For the Tres Leches: Combine the heavy cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk in a small pitcher.
Pierce the surface of the cake with a fork several times. Drizzle the milk mixture over the top and allow the cake to sit and absorb the milk mixture. Don't worry about totally soaking the cake! That's what you want.

For the icing: Whip the cream with the sugar. Spread it evenly over the top and sides of the soaked cake and decorate with maraschino cherries.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Several hours is fine. The cooler the cake, the better!

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keep in refrigerator when not eating! great midnight snack!




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