Tres Leches Cake is soaked with 3 types of milk and topped with fresh whipped cream for a moist, sweet decadent dessert that’s perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo!
As if I ever needed an excuse to indulge in queso and margaritas, Cinco de Mayo is always a great one. But why stop there? Come May 5th, I like to expand my culinary horizons and whip up a Tres Leches Cake for good measure!
Have you ever tried (or made) Tres Leches Cake? It may sound a little strange to the uninitiated, but it’s basically a simple, from-scratch yellow cake that gets pierced with a bunch of holes (as in THE ORIGINAL POKE CAKE) and drizzled with a blend of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and half-and-half. The cake then chills in the refrigerator overnight to soak up every bit of the goodness.
Before serving, the cake gets slathered with homemade whipped cream and then popped back in the fridge for just a tad bit longer. I like to sprinkle my cake with a shower of cinnamon sugar for garnish. And then it’s time to dig in!
Tres Leches Cake Recipe
If you’re nice and patient and don’t hurry things along, your Tres Leches Cake will have the opportunity to fully absorb the triple-milk combo. When you slice into it, there might be a slight oozing in the bottom of the pan, but nothing too significant. And when you take a bite of cake, it will be extremely moist but not unpleasantly wet.
Tres Leche Cake
Tres Leches Cake is the perfect finale to — what else? — queso and margaritas. And I suppose if you’re into eating, you know, a full meal, you could add some tacos or enchiladas or taquitos to your dining experience. Just promise me you’ll end with this cake!
So here’s to Mexico’s victory over France in 1862! And here’s to Americans who like to commemorate the anniversary by indulging in their favorite Mexican culinary delights! Come Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be the one elbow-deep in queso, sipping on my second margarita and ready to dig into a slab of Tres Leches Cake. Care to join me? 😉
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
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