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Authentic Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake

5 from 21 reviews

Alton Brown’s version of this “3 Milks” cake.






  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Grease and flour, or use Baker’s Joy, to coat a 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, beat butter until fluffy on medium speed. Decrease to low and add sugar slowly. Scrape down sides of the bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined. Add vanilla and mix.
  4. Add dry ingredients in three batches and mix till just incorporated. Pour batter into prepared pan. Smooth top. Bake in the middle of your oven for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove and cool for a half hour. Poke top of cake with fork or skewer. Allow cake to completely cool.
  6. Make the glaze by whisking the milks and half and half. Slowly pour over cake and refrigerate overnight. I did not use the last 1/4 cup of glaze so that it all absorbed.
  7. Before serving, make topping by whipping heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla until mixture thickens and stiff peaks form. Spread topping over cake and refrigerate until serving.
  8. May garnish with sliced strawberries.