Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tres Leches Cake (three milks cake)


1/2 cup unsalted butter 
1 cup sugar 
5 large eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided 
1 1/2 cups 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 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; add gradually to butter mixture, stirring to blend. 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.

By: kayla

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