This Tres Leches recipe is a classic Latin American dessert that is incredibly moist and flavorful. The combination of three different kinds of milk gives this cake its signature rich and creamy texture. It’s the perfect dessert to enjoy with friends and family!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 35 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes | Serves: 12


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon (for garnish)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gently fold in the flour mixture until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the cake cool slightly.
  6. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk, and heavy cream. Pour the milk mixture over the warm cake, making sure to cover it evenly. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Before serving, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the cake and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  8. Slice and serve the Tres Leches cake chilled. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Protein: 6g || Carbohydrates: 45g || Fat: 16g || Fiber: 1g

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