Sunday, 5 September 2010

The Devil made me do it....

...well TBH's desire for cake actually. Still as this is my 666 post on blogger I think the devil may have had a hand!
So Tres Leche Cake, THE celebration cake here in Central America. Served chilled it's rich but not sickly, simple to make and oh so moreish!!



  • 1/2  cup  unsalted butter
  • 1  cup  sugar
  • 6  large eggs
  • 1  teaspoon  vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  cup milk
  • 1  (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1  (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2  cups  whipping cream
  • 1/4  cup  powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
2. Beat butter and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; mix in egg yolks and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add gradually to butter mixture, stirring to blend.Whisk egg whites until stiff and then gently combine with the mixture. Pour batter into prepared dish, and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Pierce cake with a fork all over.
3. Combine the 3 milks, and pour on top of cake; cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight.
4. Beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and remaining vanilla at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until thick; spread over cake, and serve.

I am afraid that we may never walk, let alone dance again after this very successful effort at a local recipe!!

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