Tres Leches Cake


  • yellow cake (pick your favorite boxed cake OR make your own from scratch)
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • cinnamon


Make The Cake

  1. Make the cake following box instructions. Preferably, bake it in a glass oven-proof baking dish
  2. Allow cake to cool to remove temperature. Once the cake is cool, poke holes all over with a fork
  3. Mix evaporated milk, condensed milk and vanilla in a bowl. (Optional: Add 1/4 cup of rum)
  4. Pour the mixture on top of the cake, stopping halfway to make sure liquid is being absorbed into the cake
  5. Place in refrigerator and let cool about 1 hour

Make the Whipped Cream

  1. With a mixer, blend the whipping cream (add sugar gradually to taste) until it forms peaks

Finish the Tres Leches

  1. Top the cake with the whipped cream
  2. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  3. Refrigerate again before serving