Pastel de Tres Leches Cake Mexican Style Recipe

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Pastel de Tres Leches Casero Estilo Mexicano

Cook Time:30



For the Batter:

3/4 cup butter1 3/4 cups sugar8 egg yolks2 1/2 cups flour, sifted2 1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt1 tsp vanilla extract1 cup milk6 egg whites

For the Milks:

2 cups "evaporated milk"[2570]1 1/2 cups sweetened condensed milk3 1/2 cups table cream6 egg yolks

For the Meringue:

6 egg whites2 cups sugar1 3/4 cups light corn syrup or honey2 limes juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 12 by 8 inch cake pan.

Prepare the batter:

Cream butter. Gradually mix in sugar, and continue beating until mixture is light and creamy. Add egg yolks. Slowly mix in flour, baking powder, and salt. Add vanilla extract, and slowly mix in milk until batter is thick. In another bowl, beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake for 40 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and cool on rack.

Prepare the Milks:

Blend evaporated and condensed milks and table cream with egg yolks in a blender or food processor. Bring half this mixture to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining mixture. Pour over cake.

Prepare the Meringue:

In a double boiler, mix egg whites and sugar. Beat until stiff. Slowly add corn syrup or honey, and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Add lime juice and continue beating until shiny. Remove from heat. Invert cake on a deep dish or platter.Spread meringue over cake and decorate with strawberries. Serve at room temperature. (Biscocho de Tres Leches) (Three Milks cake)

Video Tres Leches Cake by Cooking con Claudia

Pastel de Tres Leches Casero Estilo Mexicano

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50% Recommend this product (2 of 4 responses)
By Monique
Los Angeles
December 13, 2019
By far the best Tres Leches! This is the recipe we used in culinary school so you will not be disappointed..
By Angel
Tucson, AZ
Tres Leches
May 30, 2013
This is by far and away the best recipe for Tres Leches I have ever done. The prior comment regarding the must not understand that you bake the cake first and then soak the cake with the remaining liquids. It produces the most moist and delicious Tres Leches this side of the boarder.
  • Perfect ratios and perfect sweetness
  • The cake batter is a bit difficult to work if you do not know how to fold in whipped egg whites without breaking them. The note that the batter will be thick is an is very thick!
By Linda
Jamestown ND
Pastel de tres leche
April 3, 2013
The amount of liquid (milk) is WAY too much for the amount of dry ingredients! And just to clarify in case you think because I live in ND I don't know Mexican food, I was born and raised in Yuma Arizona. Twenty-two miles from San Luis ,Old Mexico.
  • There is no way that amount of liquid to dry ingredient ratio is going to work.
By booger
Review for Pastel de Tres Leches
March 16, 2010

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