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Jul 22, 2015

Tres Leches Cake Recipe - Three Milk Cake Recipe

I have seen this cake all over the internet and i wanted to make them so badly. Finally few days back i made and loved it to the core..This cake turned out so melt in mouth delicious..

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This recipe is not at all hard. It is so easy to make..First you have to make a simple sponge cake, then soak the cake in a delicious three milk. Normally they use evaporated milk, condensed milk and cream for this. But i used normal thick full fat milk for this which gave that same texture and taste..

This cake is best served cold with a dollop of fresh cream on top. And it is so rich a small slice satisfy your cravings. 

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 30 to 35 mins
Resting Time : 2 hours
Recipe Source: Showmethecurry


For Cake:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 cup+ 2 tblsp / 120 grams + 2 tblspn
Baking Powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt a pinch
Eggs - 2
Sugar - 3/4 cup / 150 grams
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Cold Water - 1/3 cup

For the Milk:
Full Cream Milk - 1 cup boiled and cooled
Fresh Cream / Whipping Cream - 1 cup
Sweet Condensed Milk - 1 cup 

For Serving:
Whipped Cream - as needed
Cherries as needed

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 160 degree C. Grease a 20 cm square cake pan with oil and set aside.

Take flour, baking powder, salt in a sifter and sieve well.

Take cold water, vanilla in a jug and mix well. Set aside.

Take eggs in a bowl and use a hand blender to whip it up. Once it is well whipped. add in sugar slowly and keep whipping.

Once the eggs turn fluffy, add in half of the flour mix and whip, add in the cold water mix and the remaining flour and mix well.

Pour this into the cake pan and bake for 30 to 35 mins. Insert a toothpick to check whether the cake is done. If it comes out clean then the cake is baked.

While the cake is cooling, take the three milk in a jug and mix well.

Take the warm cake and poke holes all over it using a fork. Now pour the milk mix over it and keep pouring and pouring. Leave it for few minutes so the cake absorbs the liquid. Now pour again, i poured 3/4 of the milk mix in. Covered it with plastic wrap and popped it in fridge for couple of hours.

Now i took out and poured some more milk mix in.

Cut the cake into pieces and garnish with whipped cream and cherries.

Serve cold.


Take all your ingredients

First step..Grease a 20 cm square pan with oil

brush it evenly and set aside
now lets make the dried ingredients..Take flour in a sifter

add in little baking powder

and some salt

sieve it well and set aside

Take cold water in a bowl

add in vanilla and mix well..

You have to make sure the mix is cold..So popped this in fridge till i get ready with the other stuffs

crack open 2 eggs in a bowl

use a electric hand blender to whip it

beat till it is creamy

now it has started doubling in size

now the eggs are light and airy

add in sugar slowly and keep whipping

keep whipping and keep adding sugar

add sugar and keep whisking

dont over whip the eggs..it should be fluffy

just like this

add in half of the flour mix in

pour in the vanilla water

whip it up

add in remaining flour mix in

whip again

now it is mixed well

use a spatula to give one good mix

pour it in the prepared pan

tap the pan few times to remove any air bubbles

and bake them..when the cake is cooling..lets make the milk mix

take your three milk

crack open a can of condensed milk

pour a cup of it in

now add in a cup of milk

add in a cup of crea

now time to mix it up

yum yum

now take your cake and poke holes through out the cake

poke completely

now pour the milk mix over it..dont over do it..

once you see the milk is floating on top, let give few mins

now the cake has sucked up the milk mix

now i poured it again

cover the cake with plastic and chill it 

after couple of hours, this is how it looks

now pour some more in

cut into slices

i whipped some cream

place a slice on a serving plate

fill a piping bag with cream

pipe it over

pour some more sauce for serving

place a cherry

and serve


So moist and so delicious


  1. Hi. I want to try this out. Looks yummy. But I did mot understand the flour measurements.(Maida - 1 cup+ 2 tblsp / 120 grams + 2 tblspn). in total how much flour should be taken ? 240 gms + 120 gms or only 120 gms ? You have said that your 1 cup is 240 ml ?

  2. Oh, that looks so tempting, I could eat it right now!

  3. Amazing recipe I follow all ur recipes they are just simple affordable nd delicious I m gonna try it but one question can we make it without eggs too ???

  4. Amazing recipe I follow ur blog nd all ur recipes are simple nd tempting one question can we make it without eggs what's the substitute?

  5. Cake looks yummy aarthi...I tried tuttifrutti yogurt cake its nice but I feel the egg flavour is dominating any suggestion instead of egg

  6. @Anonymousnot sure about the egg sub..u need that

  7. Wow, this is my favourite cake, we used to buy it for all my family occassions like b'day and anniversary... surely will try... thanks for posting...

  8. Hi
    Thanks for sharing your recipe... I was just wondering that does this recipe not require any oil/ butter?

  9. Can this be made in pressure cooker?

    Also wont the break when we unmould it from the pan as its all soft and spongy with the milk ? Or we shld slice it directly from cake pan and not invert.

  10. @Anonymousthis recipe dont need that, since it is going to be soaked in milk, it will stay moist

  11. @AnonymousYou can make it in pressure cooker. this cake cannot be unmoulded, you can unmould it and place it in serving place before pouring the milk mix over it. Use a high sided plate for that. But i sliced it directly in the cake pan and served

  12. Thanks for your response Aarthi...I am surely going to try it :)

  13. Hi Aarthi....usually all the ingredients for baking should be at room temperature.......then why have u used cold water in it..... normally cold will deactivate baking powder & cake will not rise.....can u plz tell the secret behind this....

  14. @AnonymousI am not sure what it does, it gives a more strudier cake which absorbs the milks better

  15. Any substitute for cream?

  16. @Anonymousu can use milk instead, but cream gives that richness

  17. can we use icing sugar instead of normal ones ????!!!
    If yes then the required quantity plzz...


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