Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tres Leches Cake = More Please! {Recipe}

Cake... chocolate, vanilla, spice or carrot? Oh, no. This one trumps them all. Ridiculously rich and delicious I had to have my DH take the remainder out of the house. This was one temptation I would not want to resist...

Tres Leches Cake with Homemade Dulce De Leche

You will need:
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 5 whole Eggs
  • 1 cup Sugar, Divided
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ⅓ cups Milk
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • ¼ cups Heavy Cream
  • 1-2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 1 can dulce de leche - made by simmering 1 can of condensed milk for 3-4 hours in a pan of water. Poke holes in your can to avoid any messes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

Separate the eggs and put the egg yolks into a bowl and beat with 3/4 c. sugar till fluffy. Add in the milk and vanilla, then add this mixture to the dry ingredients. In another bowl beat the egg whites till they start to stiffen, then add the remaining 1/4 c. sugar. Then gently fold this into the other mixture.

Put the cake mix into a greased 9x12 cake pan. I used an Eco Foil pan that I sprayed with nonstick spray. Bake for 20- 25 minutes. Test with a toothpick, it should come out clean and the cake should be pulling away from the sides. Let it cool and after  20 minutes take it out of the pan to cool on a wire rack.

Mix up the milks. In a large pitcher or pyrex measuring cup, add the evaporated milk, condensed milk and cream. Set aside.

Place your cake on a large plate or platter. I made a foil container to hold the liquid in. Then with a fork, poke holes in your cake. Pour a good cup of the milk mixture over the cake. It will sop it up in a few minutes. Let it sit for at least an hour and then top with your dulce de leche. Serve immediately.


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