Mexican Tres Leches Cake


Authentic Mexican Tres Leches cake or called 'Three milk cake' is one of the best dessert the world and now I am revealing the secret behind it. Make this delicious cake and treat your loved ones and give them a surprise!

Mexican Tres Leches cake | Three milk cake

Servings 12 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins



  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • tsp Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 5 nos Eggs large
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Granulated sugar
  • cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence/extract


  • 12 ounce can Evaporated milk
  • 14 ounce can Sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup Milk


  • 2 cup Heavy whipping cream chilled
  • 3 tbsp Granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla essence
  • Cinnamon powder optional
  • Strawberry optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease only the bottom of a 9×13'' pan and line with parchment paper. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    butter paper on glass tray
  • Separate the eggs.
    separating egg yolk and white
  • In a large bowl, add 3/4 cup sugar & the egg yolks and mix on high speed until yolks are light and creamy.
    mixing egg yolk
  • Add the 1/3 cup milk and vanilla and stir to combine. Add the flour mixture into the yolk mixture and stir gently just until combined (don't over-mix).
    mix flour and egg
  • Use electric beaters to beat the egg whites on high speed. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar as you mix and continue beating until stiff peaks.
    beating egg white to make foam
  • Fold egg whites into the batter gently, just until combined.
    fold egg white to batter
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and level the batter.
    three milk cake batter on glass tray for baking
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool completely.
    skewer test tres leches cake
  • Remove the parchment paper and place the sponge downside up into the pan.
    removing parchment paper from cake
  • Combine the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whole milk in a small bowl.
    mix evaporated milk,condensed milk, whole milk in a small bowl
  • Once the cake has cooled, poke holes all over the top of the cake. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the top of the cake, making sure to pour near the edges and all around.
    pour milk mixture on mexican cake
  • Refrigerate the cake covered for at least 2 hours or overnight.
    cover cake with clear sheet
  • In the meantime, whip the heavy cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks.
    whipping heavy cream sugar and vanilla
  • Smooth over the top of the cake.
    level cream on cake
  • Refrigerate for 1 hr to get clean cuts(optional). Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Serve with fresh sliced strawberries, if desired. Enjoy!
    mexican tres leches cake on plate with strawberry topping


  •  Check if the cake is done at 25 mins to prevent overcooking.
  • Make sure the oven is well preheated and you don’t open the oven door during the cooking time to make sure the sponge rises well.
  • Freeze the beater attachment, and the bowl to be used for whipping the heavy cream 30 mins before using. Placing the bowl on ice cubes will ensure that the cream gets whipped well.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 3 milk cake, three milk cake, Tres Leches Cake

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