Dairy West

Recipe By

Dairy West

  • Prep Time
    30 minutes

  • Cook Time
    60 minutes

  • Servings


  • CAKE
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • butter, grease dish
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  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Mexican style sour cream
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon (optional)
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  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • strawberries or other fruit toppings
Tres Leches

Cake: Preheat the oven to 325 F. In a bowl mix 4 egg whites until a stiff foam is formed. Add 1 cup sugar little by little. Add the egg yolks, flour, baking powder, milk and vanilla. Mix for 3 minutes. Grease the pan with butter, pour batter into an 8x8 in. pan, and place in the oven for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool completely in the refrigerator then poke holes in the cake with a fork to allow the syrup to absorb.

Syrup: Do this step while cake is baking. Mix all syrup ingredients in a pot and mix while simmering until smooth (about 20 minutes). Let the syrup cool completely in the refrigerator. Once cooled, remove cinnamon sticks and pour syrup over the cake.

Topping: Do this step while cake and syrup are cooling in the fridge. Beat heavy whipping cream, vanilla, and sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Spread over the Tres Leches cake. Finish with cinnamon and fruit.

Additional Tips: For a quick and simplified version of the recipe you can use a yellow cake mix instead of making the sponge from scratch. If the Crema Mexicana cannot be found normal sour cream may be added.

Recipe reprinted with permission © 2021 Quezada Family