White Tres Leches Cake

White Tres Leches Cake

9 Reviews 8 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    40 m
  • Ready In

    5 h 10 m
Sweettreats
Recipe by  Sweettreats

“A friend of mine requested a tres leches cake that wasn't soggy but full of flavor that could be decorated. This is what I came up with. Fill cake with vanilla cream mousse filling and top with your favorite buttercream recipe. You can also make a 9x13-inch sheet cake and soak with the tres milks, cut into individual servings, and top with mousse rosettes.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 9-inch filled layer cake

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Spray 2 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  3. Mix white cake mix, flour, eggs, sugar, canola oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, baking powder, and milk in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the cakes are lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Let cakes cool about 10 minutes in pans before removing to finish cooling on racks.
  5. Whisk evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, 6 tablespoons cream, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and coconut extract in a bowl until smooth. Refrigerate the tres leches mixture.
  6. Beat 2 cups cream with instant vanilla pudding mix in a separate mixing bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate mousse filling.
  7. With a long serrated knife, lightly cut off a thin layer of each cake top to level the cake. Place cakes, leveled sides up, on pieces of waxed paper. Poke holes all over the cakes with a skewer. Slowly pour the tres leches mixture over the cakes, about 1/2 cup at a time, waiting until the mixture has soaked in before continuing to pour on more milk mixture. Wrap cake layers in plastic wrap; refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.
  8. Unwrap a cake layer and place onto a serving platter with leveled side up. Top the cake with mousse filling; gently place second cake layer over the filling with leveled side down. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Reviews (9)

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msmelinda68
12

msmelinda68

delicious reciepe......I made this for a MOTHERS DAY celebration......Everyone loved it!!

Christa Ann
10

Christa Ann

Live overseas and needed to make a 12x18x1 sheet cake but could only find one box mix. I used steps 1-4 to make a bigger cake and it turned out perfectly delicious. Frosted and made a perfect birthday cake even without the tres leches! Will try the rest of the recipie next time I'm in the states and can get all the ingredients!

KristiC
9

KristiC

Huge hit at work! Will definitely do this one again!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 565 cal
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs
  • 65.3 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 127 mg
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 413 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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