food for thought

by michelle

tres leches cake

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Having eaten this cake in a restaurant my sister wanted to recreate it. Made with three kinds of milk as well as cream, it’s deliciously milky and has the consistency of a good trifle. Desserts made with milk are popular in all Hispanic countries and there are many versions of this cake. We used a recipe from Pati’s Mexican Table for this one.


Written by michelle picker

January 12, 2012 at 12:09 pm

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  1. How do you make a chocolate tres leche cake. Imade your tres leche cake for my family and we loved it , so did my friends.

    Christy alfaro

    February 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • I haven’t tried a chocolate version but there are a few online. Try adding half a cup of cocoa powder to the cake mix and 140g (5 oz) unsweetened chocolate to the sauce mix. You could also add make a chocolate ganache for the top. Let me know if you try it!

      michelle picker

      February 15, 2012 at 10:23 am

  2. Yum! I loved this cake when I ate it in Mexico. I’ve never seen it with icing before! It is a traditional Mexican recipe, or an american interpretation?


    January 16, 2012 at 11:31 am

    • I had never eaten this cake before so I’m not sure how traditional it is, but Pati is Mexican and apparently has a TV show. The ‘icing’ is just sweetened cream!

      michelle picker

      January 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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