Tres Leches cake

Tres leches cake, also known as pastel de tres leches, is a sponge cake soaked in 3 kinds of milk, popular in Latin America. 


For the dough

  • 5 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  •  cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the cream

  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk (canned)
  •  cup milk
  • 12 oz evaporated milk (canned)

For the topping

  •  cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries (optional)



  • Preheat oven to 350 F / 175 C. Add the baking powder into the flour previously sifted.
  • Separately, beat the butter and sugar for a few minutes.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract and continue beating.
  • Gradually add flour / baking powder mixture and continue beating.
  • Pour into a large buttered gratin dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Prick the cake with a fork. Cool for at least 20-30 minutes.


  • Mix the three milks and pour the mixture over the dough gradually. The dough should absorb all the liquid.


  • Beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer. When it begins to thicken, add the sugar and vanilla extract and continue beating. Cover the cake with this cream.
  • You can garnish the tres leches cake with fresh strawberries.