Tres Leche Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake (Three Milks Cake)

This Mexican inspired dessert is made with a white cake soaked in three milk products: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream.

25 min. prep time
15 servings
252 Ratings



1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package white cake mix with pudding
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
2 tablespoons white cacao-flavored liqueur, if desired

Chocolate Mousse

1/2 cup milk
1 (3.1-ounce) package chocolate mousse mix
1 tablespoon white cacao-flavored liqueur, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.

Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake as directed on package until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan.

Combine half & half, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and 2 tablespoons liqueur in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed.

Poke holes with fork all over surface of cake. Slowly pour milk mixture over cake until completely soaked. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

Combine 1/2 cup milk, mousse mix and 1 tablespoon liqueur in bowl; mix well. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Stir mousse mixture before serving. Pipe mousse with pastry bag or dollop with spoon onto each serving of cake. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

This cake can be topped with chocolate mousse, meringue or whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 160

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 160mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #10118©1998Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I usually bake from scratch, but when I'm in a hurry this is just an awesome time saver! And it tastes just great!
there is no saying its out of this world, it would have you speechless. Take my word for it

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