Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
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Calories 282 cals
Total Fat 16 g
Cholesterol 105 mg
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 215 mg
Protein 4 g
Total Carbohydrate 30 g

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Time to Table: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Serves: 24


  • 15.25 ounce box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup Daisy Light Sour Cream, divided
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon


Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9-inch non-stick baking pan with cooking spray, dust lightly with flour; tap out extra flour; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water, ½ cup light sour cream, vegetable oil, and eggs on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase the speed to medium high; continue beating, scraping the bowl often, for 2 additional minutes. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center, comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven. Using a fork, poke holes over the entire cake. In 4-cup measuring cup, using a wire whisk, stir together the sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, and ¼ cup light sour cream. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake in the pan. Cover the cake and refrigerate for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until the mixture is absorbed into cake. Remove the cake from the refrigerator. In a medium bowl, beat the remaining 1 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form (1 to 2 minutes). Slowly add the confectioners’ sugar to the whipped cream. Continue beating, scraping the bowl often, until stiff peaks form (an additional 1 to 2 minutes). Frost the top of the cake with the whipped cream mixture. Sprinkle the cake lightly with the cinnamon. Refrigerate leftovers.


Average Rating:
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anadee01 02/01/2018

I luv this kind of cake n i was wondering if i add walnuts how much can i add? First time i make a tres leches cake it needed evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk n the whipping cream.

The Kitchen Artist 01/31/2018

We made a very similar recipe and my kids loved it. I have always been afraid to try making tres leches cake because I thought it looked complicated but it is not. This cake is very similar to the pudding cakes our mothers made in the '80s and '90s where you poke holes in a cake and your pour the pudding mixture over so the pudding mixture gracefully falls into the holes so it can set. It did take my seven-year-old a little while to appreciate the moistness of the cake but he really enjoyed it once he took that second bite. My 12 -year- old daughter actually mixed up the tres leches and spread it over the cake and she also made whipped cream topping. and spread it over the cake.

Rose55sew 01/31/2015

I made this last year and just couldn't believe how delicious it was. Great cake recipe. I came back to this site because I want to make the Sour Cream Chocolate Cake for tomorrow but thought I would look at the reviews for this cake that are listed.

ClrTucson 01/07/2014

If you notice, the recipe calls for sour cream, condensed milk, and whipped cream.  That would equal 3 "milks" where I come from.

mrsc2007 12/15/2013

First time I made this type of cake my husband loved it!!! Will make again 

SaraD 11/23/2013

Actually, it does. Sour cream, condensed milk and whipped cream are all dairy- or milks. Just saying!

none 11/20/2013

This recipe does not contain three different millks.  

Grandma 02/23/2013

Very good recipe. It is better the second and third day if there is any left. Will make again one day in advance of serving.

Rose 02/06/2013

This is the BESTESTS receipe that I have made!

Grandma 02/05/2013

Made this the morning of Super Sunday. It was good, but better the second and third day. Will make it again, but will made it a day or two before I want to serve it.

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