Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 2
| Published on December 5, 2023
This strawberry tres leches makes the ultimate afternoon snack or a festive, satisfying dessert. "Tres leches" means "three milks" and is a classic cake throughout Latin America. The sweet milk sinks into a soft sponge cake, which then gets covered with strawberries and cream.
Utensils Brunch
Globe Mexican
13
ingredients
12
steps
150
minutes
Chef Susie is a cookbook author, chocolatier, pastry chef and culinary educator with more than a decade of experience teaching and running an artisan chocolate business, which has been featured on the Food Network. Prior to beginning her culinary career, Chef Susie worked as a TV executive at three of the Big Four networks. She is now the author of three books, the latest based on her award-winning culinary travel blog.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Cake
1 cup(s)
all-purpose flour, sifted
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
3
eggs, separated
1 cup(s)
granulated sugar
1/4 cup(s)
whole or 2% milk
1 tbsp
vanilla extract
1/2 cup(s)
heavy cream
3/4 cup(s)
canned evaporated milk
3/4 cup(s)
canned sweetened condensed milk
For the Strawberries and Cream
1 cup(s)
heavy cream, whipped
1/4 cup(s)
powdered sugar, sifted
2 cup(s)
fresh strawberries, sliced
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Directions 12 steps | 150 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch cake pan with parchment paper. Measure and prep all ingredients.  

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 2

Prepare the dry ingredients. Over a piece of parchment paper, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt and set it aside.

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Prepare the dry ingredients.
Step 3

In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed for about 3-4 minutes until medium peaks form. 

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment or an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on medium-high speed for about 3-4 minutes until medium peaks form.
Step 4

Add the granulated sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Add the granulated sugar, egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract.
Step 5

With the speed on low, add the dry ingredients until just combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top.  

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: With the speed on low, add the dry ingredients until just combined.
Step 6

While the cake is baking, mix the heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk together in a small bowl. 

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: While the cake is baking, mix the heavy cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk together in a small bowl.
Step 7

When the cake is done, use a bamboo skewer (or a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon) to poke holes in the top of the cake. 

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: When the cake is done, use a bamboo skewer (or a chopstick or the handle of a wooden spoon) to poke holes in the top of the cake.
Step 8

 Pour the milk mixture onto the cake and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.  

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe:  Pour the milk mixture onto the cake and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
Step 9

When ready to serve, cover the top of the cake with sliced strawberries.

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: When ready to serve, cover the top of the cake with sliced strawberries.
Step 10

Mix the whipped cream and sugar together. Smooth the whipped cream over the cake. 

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Mix the whipped cream and sugar together.
Step 11

Decorate with more strawberries. 

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Decorate with more strawberries.
Step 12

Slice and serve cold. Enjoy!

Strawberry Tres Leches Recipe: Slice and serve cold.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
486
FAT
22.3 g
PROTEIN
9.3 g
CARBS
63.2 g
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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

31 Jan 2024

Love this twist on tres leches!

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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

05 Dec 2023

A satisfying recipe for Strawberry Tres Leches. Perfect for Strawberries and cream lovers.

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