Tres Leches Cake

Indulge in the heavenly sweetness of our Tres Leches Cake, a classic Latin American dessert that’s capturing hearts worldwide. Known for its unique blend of three kinds of milk—evaporated, condensed, and whole milk—this moist cake recipe is a culinary masterpiece. Perfect for celebrations or as a luxurious everyday treat, this easy-to-make dessert is a hit for all occasions. Our recipe offers simple, step-by-step instructions, ensuring that you create a delicious cake that’s sure to impress. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, our Tres Leches Cake recipe promises a delightful experience for your taste buds. Don’t miss the chance to explore this popular cake recipe, which is not only a treat to eat but also a joy to prepare.


  1. For the Cake:
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 5 large eggs, separated
    • 1 cup sugar, divided
    • 1/3 cup whole milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  2. For the Three-Milk Mixture:
    • 12 oz can evaporated milk
    • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 1/4 cup whole milk
  3. For the Whipped Topping:
    • 1 pint heavy cream
    • 3 tablespoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat & Prepare:
    • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
    • Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. Make the Cake:
    • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
    • Separate the eggs into two different bowls.
    • Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until yolks are pale yellow.
    • Stir in milk and vanilla.
    • Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and gently mix together.
    • Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar as you mix.
    • Gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread to even out the surface.
    • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  3. Combine the Three Milks:
    • In a separate bowl, mix the evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk.
  4. Soak the Cake:
    • Once the cake is done and cooled, pierce the surface with a fork several times.
    • Slowly drizzle the three-milk mixture over the top of the cake.
  5. Whipped Topping:
    • Whip the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla together until thick.
    • Spread over the surface of the cake.
  6. Refrigerate & Serve:
    • Refrigerate the cake for at least an hour before serving.

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