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EASY Tres Leches Mexican Poke Cake Recipe

Have you ever tried a tres leches cake? Whether you had Costco’s version or a mexican leches cake at an authentic restaurant, the cake is incredibly moist, rich, and delicious! You’d think with a three milk cake recipe it would be difficult to make. And perhaps some version are, but our easy tres leches cake recipe is super quick and simple to make. You will love serving this mexican dessert for your next fiesta!

Have you ever tried a tres leches cake? Whether you had Costco's version or a mexican leches cake at an authentic restaurant, the cake is incredibly moist, rich, and delicious! You'd think with a three milk cake recipe it would be difficult to make. And perhaps some version are, but our easy tres leches cake recipe is super quick and simple to make. You will love serving this mexican dessert for your next fiesta!

Tres Leches Cake

Up until a couple years ago I had never tried a tres leches cake! But after we sold our house, put everything we owned in a storage pod, and started driving and roadschooling we got to try a lot of new things. We spent a month down in Texas and saw this tres leches cake recipe mexican everywhere – grocery stores to restaurants! So we tried it, and loved it. The three milk cake recipe has three different types of milk that combine to make a very moist comfort food cake.  But not all tres leches recipes were as good, like with any food the recipe matters. So I messed around with creating the best tres leches cake recipe and voila! This is our favorite – strawberry trew leches cake.

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Easy tres leches cake

All you need are a few simple ingredients to make this delicious cake:

  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1  cup whole milk
  • 6 ounces evaporated milk
  • 7 ounces condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup fine white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Strawberries, sliced for top

Tres leches cake recipe

Start by preheating your oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9×13 pan.

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Tres leches recipe

In a bowl mix the first 6 ingredients – flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.

pour cake mixture in rectanguar 9x13 pan

Now pour the batter into your prepared pan and cook in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

use a fork to prick all over the top of the cooked cake

Strawberry tres leches cake

Prick the cake all over with a fork.

mix te three milks together in a bowl

Homemade Cake

Now, in a bowl mix the three milks – 1 cup whole milk, 6 ounces evaporated milk, and 7 ounces condensed milk.

pour liquid on poke cake

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When well blended, pour over the cake evently.

allow the cake to absorb all the milk mixture

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The cake will soak up the milks in this unique poke cake recipe.

homemade whip cream

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Now in a bowl mix heavy cream, the fine sugar, and vanilla until thick.

spread homemade whiping cream on the top of the cake

Spread the whipped cream frosting over the cake.

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Top with sliced strawberries.

Have you ever tried a tres leches cake? Whether you had Costco's version or a mexican leches cake at an authentic restaurant, the cake is incredibly moist, rich, and delicious! You'd think with a three milk cake recipe it would be difficult to make. And perhaps some version are, but our easy tres leches cake recipe is super quick and simple to make. You will love serving this mexican dessert for your next fiesta!

Mexican tres leches cake

This cake is best the first day, but if their are leftovers, make sure to keep them refrigerated.

Strawberry tres leches cake

Cut and serve the cake.

Tres leches recipe

Traditional Mexican Tres Leches Cake does not have strawberries on top, but it is a delicious and beautiful addition you will love!

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This makes such a good dessert to serve to company that is both satisfying, refreshing, and delicious!

Three milk cake recipe

Each bit is so yummy and moist!

Mexican tres leches cake

Mexican tres leches

This is truly a uniqe and yummy dessert recipe everyone will enjoy. The yummy vanilla cake base with the rich cakes give it a fabulous flavor.

Mexican tres leches

The cake is not heavy, but light, moist, and perfect for pairing with sliced strawberries and enjoying in the summer.

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Incredibly moist, light, & delicious three milk cake! This EASY tres leches cake recipe is a traditional Mexican dessert everyone will love!

Incredibly moist, light, & delicious three milk cake! This EASY tres leches cake recipe is a traditional Mexican dessert everyone will love!

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EASY Tres Leches Mexican Poke Cake Recipe

Have you ever tried a tres leches cake? Whether you had Costco's version or a mexican leches cake at an authentic restaurant, the cake is incredibly moist, rich, and delicious! You'd think with a three milk cake recipe it would be difficult to make. And perhaps some version are, but our easy tres leches cake recipe is super quick and simple to make. You will love serving this mexican dessert for your next fiesta!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert, Mexican
Keyword: breakfast cake, dessert, mexican recipes, summer dessert
Servings: 8
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup fine white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • sliced strawberries garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour a 9x13 pan.
  • In a medium sized bowl mix flour, baking powder, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Pour batter into the prepared pan and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Take the cake out of the oven and prick the cake all over with fork.
  • In a bowl mix 1 cup each of the tres leches: whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. When the milks are well blended, pour the mixture over the cake slowly so the cake can absorb the milks.
  • Now in a bowl mix the frosting. Whip heavy cream, fine white sugar, and vanilla until thick. Spread the whipped cream frosting over the cake. Top with sliced strawberries. This cake is best the first day, but if there are any leftovers, keep them refrigerated.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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