Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cinco Leches Cake

So this is a recipe for tres leches ("three milks") cake, but it actually requires not three, but five different milks/creams, so we've been calling it "cinco leches" cake around here! There must be some correlation between the number of milks and the deliciousness of the cake though, because this cake is just absolutely delightful!

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Recipe from my coworker, Marisol.

Ingredients:
Cake:
1 box yellow cake mix
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup softened butter
Milk Mixture:
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1 can (7.6 oz) Nestle table cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Topping:
16 oz heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp sugar

Directions:
1. Follow directions on the box to make the cake in a 9x13 pan, but use milk instead of water.
2. When the cake has cooled, use an ice pick or meat thermometer to poke little holes all over the cake. The more holes the better!
3. Mix all of the milk mixture ingredients together in a blender. Pour or spoon the mixture all over the cake slowly, allowing it to soak into the holes. Refrigerate the cake.
4. Mix heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer on medium speed. Add vanilla extract and sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Spread whipped cream generously on top of the cake.

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Cake with MANY holes. The more holes the better!

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This is what the canned milks/creams look like. You might have to look in the Mexican foods section for the "table cream."

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(milk mixture)

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(after pouring the milk mixture on)

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(whipped cream topping!)

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Ta-da!

Enjoy!

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