This Tres Leches cake is a classic, moist, and decadent dessert perfect for any occasion. The cake is soaked in a sweet and creamy mixture of three different kinds of milk, resulting in a rich and indulgent treat that will satisfy any sweet tooth. This recipe serves 12 and takes approximately 45 minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake.

Preparation time: 45 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes | Serves: 12


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


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is baking, combine the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk, and heavy cream in a saucepan over low heat.
  8. Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and poke holes all over the top using a fork.
  9. Pour the milk mixture over the warm cake, allowing it to soak in and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  10. In a medium bowl, whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  11. Serve the tres leches cake chilled with a dollop of whipped cream on top and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Total Fat: 17g || Saturated Fat: 10g || Cholesterol: 110mg || Sodium: 150mg || Total Carbohydrates: 45g || Dietary Fiber: 1g || Sugars: 34g || Protein: 6g

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