Monday, August 10, 2009

Monica's Mom's Tres Leches Cake!

I served this fabulous cake at my puppy picking party this weekend and there are NO words for how incredible it was...really...I am not kidding...everyone asked for the recipe who tried it (except my one friend who doesn't bake and she will just ask me to make it for her over and over again.) Thanks to Monica's mom who has shared her wonderful recipe!

Sorry for the pic...everyone started showing up early (too excited to pick their new puppies) and I had to snap it so fast as I was still slicing up strawberries as guests arrived. No worries though because if you want to see a great photo you can hop on over to Monica's blog to see some really great pics. I know I will be making this again so I will take much better pics the next time and post them. :-)

Monica's Mom's Tres Leche Cake

1 box white cake mix
3 large eggs
1 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 cup milk
sweetened whipped cream (take heavy whipping cream add some sugar and whip)
strawberries for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and vanilla until smooth. Pour into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Remove cake from oven and let cool 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and regular milk til well blended. Poke cake all over with a skewer and pour milk mixture all over cake, pressing lightly to make sure milk is completely absorbed. It may seem really full, but it will all get absorbed.

Refrigerate cake 1-2 hours til cool to the touch and the cake has absorbed all the milks. Top with sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries.


  1. This is one of my favorite cakes. I love to make it, even more so I love to eat it. Love the addition of strawberries.

  2. I just forwarded this link to my mom. I know she'll love it!

    Thanks for making it and giving her a shout out!


  3. OK< I am making this tonight. Just was thinking of what to make besides my other dessert.. this is it!

  4. Looks good Amber. Hope all the puppies found good homes.

  5. This cake looks delicious and thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. Such a good cake! I love the strawberries on top, beautiful!

  7. Oh this sounds so nice, I love that it's a refrigerator cake, so nice and cool for the summer!

  8. This cake looks soooo good! I'd love a piece now, a bedtime snack, although I think it would be awsome anytime!

  9. This was the best cake I've ever had...everyone loves it! I crave it all the time!

  10. Yum this looks fantastic! I have always wanted to try this recipe of Monicas, thanks for reminding me :)