There have been substitutes but rest assured there is nothing like the real deal.Â Our own Vicky Lara gave us her family recipe.Â I promise this one will become one of your “go to” desserts.Â Â Here’s the Tres Leches Cake recipe we served for dessert at Tuesday Lunch this past week.Â Enjoy!
And don’t miss Tuesday Lunch this week (4/6/15) when we’ll be serving:
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â€˜Way Back Homeâ€˜ Beef Stroganoff Over Egg Noodles
Spring Mix Salad withÂ Balsamic Vinaigrette
Old-FashionedÂ RollÂ andÂ Butter
Pastel de Tres Leches
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Â½ cup butter, unsalted, plus more for pan
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 5 eggs
- 1Â½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
- 1 cup whole milk
- 7 ounces sweetened condensed milk, canned
- 6 ounces evaporated milk, canned
- 1Â½ cups heavy cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Â Grease and flour a 9- x 13-inch baking pan and set aside.
In a bowl sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.Â In an electric mixer bowl add butter and 1 cup of the sugar and cream together until fluffy.Â Add the eggs and Â½ teaspoon of the vanilla.Â Beat well.Â Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until blended.Â Pour batter into prepared pan.Â Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside on a wire rack. While cake is still warm, pierce it in 8 or 10 places with a fork or skewer, and let it cool.Â In a bowl add the whole, evaporated and sweetened condensed milks and stir to combine.Â Pour over the top of the cooled cake.Â When ready to serve, in a bowl add cream and remaining 1 teaspoons vanilla and 1 cup sugar.Â Whip until thick and spread over top of cake.Â Place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving.Â (Because of the milk in the cake, it is very important that you keep the cake refrigerated until ready to serve.)Â Serve cold.Â Makes 12 servings.
- Replace the sweetened condensed milk with Â½ cup of Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut in the milk mixture.
- Add cherries, blueberries, raspberries or apples to the cake in the same way
- Add chocolate syrup to the three-milk mixture or temper in some white chocolate.