Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Heaven - on a fork...

I absolutely LOVE seeing the recipes posted in all of your blogs! Love the decadent recipes from Not Your Average Soccer Mom, and the healthy yummy sounding stuff that Too Many Hats posts in her blog. Not to be left behind, I am including here THE BEST Tres Leches cake you will EVER have. Let me warn you though: This cake is SUPER easy to make, hard to put down once you start and will RUIN you for ever. When you try other Tres Leches recipes at the latin restaurant that you go to (you know, the one that you only go to because of the Tres Leches they serve) or the one that your great-aunt Gertrude finally gave you the recipe for after you had to relinquish all claims to her 3 strings of pearls... you know what I mean. And if you don't, try this cake. I dare you. 

P.S.: I refuse to be responsible for broken scales or marriages/relationships broken because your spouse or children TOUCHED your cake - or the fact that once you share this cake with your co-workers or friends, you will ALWAYS be assigned to bring this cake, which serves you right for sharing it in the first place.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings
The Cake:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose pour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
The Cream Filling:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
The Frosting:
  • 1 cup whipping cream (or buy Cool Whip - one version is just sweeter than the other... can you guess which one we do in our home?)
The Cake:Preheat oven to 350ºF. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg whites unti1 fluffy. Add the sugar gradually and mix well. Blend in the egg yolks, one at a time. Alternately blend in the milk, flour, and baking powder. Add the vanilla and blend well. Pour into a greased, square baking pan, and bake 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and pierce it with a fork, making little holes evenly over the surface. Set aside to cool. DON'T TAKE IT OUT OF THE PAN.
The Ice Cream Filling:
In a large bowl, mix condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla extract until well blended. Slowly pour the mixture over the top of the cake. It will look like a lot, but believe me, it'll fit.

The Frosting:
Beat whipping cream until stiff. Spread over cake. Slather the delicious white goodness all over the top. Open top button of your jeans. Eat, then fast for 30 days or so. Repeat.


Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Yummmmmmm! That looks good! We had a tres leches cake at our favorite Mexican restaurant over the weekend, so the flavor is still on the tip of my tongue.

The question is, is this cake better than sex???

Confessions From A Working Mom

Loving Wife, Working Mom said...

Yes, because you are never too tired to eat this cake and you NEVER have to fake that you like it.

Too Many Hats said...

I love tres leche cake! I am going to try this one for sure and if I gain weight the week I do, I will know who to blame ;)