Tres Leches Cake (Three-Milk Cake)

Tres Leches Cake is one of the most delightful of Mexican desserts. The texture of the cake is absolutely divine.

Tres Leches Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granuated sugar
  • 5 large eggs eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 13 x 9-inch baking pan or use our Pan Release (which is way better).
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy.
  4. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
  7. Let the cake cool.
  8. Combine the coconut cream, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk together.
  9. Pierce the top of the cake all over with chopsticks. Pour coconut cream mixture evenly over the top of the cooled cake.
  10. Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together until thick. Spread over the top of cake.
  11. Decorate the top of cake with blue or red maraschino cherries or fresh strawberries.
  12. Keep the cake refrigerated.