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This was submitted by our reader Elizabethe M. from, she says: It's a traditional Mexican cake that has a combination of 3 milks in it.. You can make the cake home made, but I cheated and used a White Cake boxed mix.. You mix it up as the directions say.. and you cook it in either a Pyrex dish or a deep sheet cake pan, all the way through.

When it's done cooking and it's completely cooled, you poke a lot of holes in it with a fork.. all over it, so that the milks can set it. And then you pour in the milks (that you mix together first) which are 

2 Cups whole milk
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz can evaporated milk

While that's setting in, you can whip up the icing which is:

1 1/2 Cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (I used a little extra because I love vanilla flavor)

Smooth it on top.. 
I covered mine with slices of strawberries. 
Keep it refrigerated until you serve it. It needs to stay cold, because of the milk.

What you get is a really moist, dense cake and it is delicious. It was one of my favorite things when I was pregnant.


Notes: Tres Leches is traditionally covered in whatever fruit you have on had. It also tastes amazing with a little bit of caramel drizzled over the top. This recipe tastes best when done with a white or other vanilla cake, though I have, on a very rare occasion, seen it made with chocolate cake. I'm not sure how that would taste though. 

 


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