Friday, March 25, 2011

Lusious Tres Leches Cake

Do you need a lusicous soft cake recipe? Do you love sweets but only when they are dense and full of creamy goodness? well then you must be like me and this recipe must be for you.  Let me first tell you what tres leches cake means. A cake which is soaked in Tres leches which means three milks in latin. These three milks that the cake is trenched in lends its sweet dense undescribable softness to the cake as well as sweeetness! It is yummy and so nice, everyone loved it and was asking me for the recipe, infact its so easy i think i don't deserve so much praise because its so simple!! ok let me show you how to make this delicious masterpeice. It freezes well and can keep it in the fridge for 2 days. Enjoy it.


1 box vanilla cake mix

2/3 Cup milk

3 tablespoons of softened butter

3 eggs

Milk syrup:

1 can condensed milk

1 can evaporated milk

1 and 1/2 cup of heavy cream or half and half


Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Place cake ingredients in a bowl. Mix with electric beaters or wooden spoon ( i used a spoon). Grease a rectangle baking pan with butter or shortening. Place the cake mixture in it. Spin the pan around to release air bubbles. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden and the center comes clean when poked with a knife. In a separate bowl mix the milk syrup ingredients and stir.

Once cake is ready and cooled off poke the cake all over with fork. then pour the syrup on top. Allow it to soak and refrigerate for 4-6 hours. Slice and decorate with fine shredded coconut or if you like whipped cream and strawberries.


  1. Sounds great! Inshallah I'm going to try this tomorrow!

  2. @ sweet escape
    insha'Allah you will love it!

  3. Salam,

    you just remimded me of moms cooking again. I remember they used to give us this as a treat when we were kids!!! :)


  4. Mrs Khan
    salams, did you end up making the burgers? Im sorry i couldnt find the measurements and that time was a hectic and sad time for me :(. I hope you come back to my blog and cook some of my recipes.

  5. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMm!! I will have to try this...

  6. ohhh tres leches cake is yummmy! I will mention though, that the traditional cake is a more dense cake that you then soak in the tres leches. the denser cake will absorb more of it.

    I have made it with cake mix too and its still delicious but cake mix cake is a lot more airy so it does come out a bit different in texture. But like I said, it is still delicious!

  7. Sarah.. good news! Because I was preparing myself for a special guest this week-end (MY MAMA) - I tried your recipe! I love it and I must say to you that I added some strawberries to decorate it and whipped cream and some mint leaves!!!I just love it!

  8. @kadreya
    thank you so much for trying my recipe!! Masha'Allah Mabroook for the guests that loved it, Im sure it was excellent with the addition of strawberries and creamm woww!! Thanks again kuku.

  9. I have to make this! Mashallah


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