Tres Leche Cake

This may not be authentic it but is my version and allergy friendly. Well at least to my allergies. I adapted the basic cake recipe from Cooking Light. I usually make the cake a day or 2 in advance and allow the milk to soak in overnight. About 2 hours before serving I add the frosting and toppings.

3 Milks

  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 can coconut milk or 2 cups of other milk

Mix the milks together in a bowl or jar. I use a mason jar and shake the mixture well.

Tres Leche

  • 3 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 2/3 cups milk mixture
  • 1/2 cup cherry fat-free yogurt
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Coat 1 9×10 cake pan with cooking spray.
  3. Spoon sifted flour into dry measuring cups. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda with a whisk.
  4. Combine sugar, butter, and oil in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed of a mixer until well-blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.s
  5. In another bowl combine milk and yogurt.
  6. Alternately add flour mixture and milk mixture to butter/sugar mix.
  7. Pour cake batter into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 25 -30 minutes until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  8. Poke holes in cake and pour remaining milk mixture over cake. Allow to soak in for at least 2 hrs. I usually let it soak over night.


  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbs of vanilla
  • coconut (toasted if you like)
  • maraschino cherries
  1. Mix whipping cream and sugar until stiff. Spread over cooled cake
  2. Top with coconut and cherries.

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