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Delicious Tres Leches Cake with Cajeta

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Richer than that from your favorite patisserie! Now you can prepare this traditional and tres leches delicious cake with cajeta. The best thing bout this cake is that you do not need a specific mold, you can do it with any oven tray. This is an easy and very economical dessert that you can make for any meeting or even to sell.
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10 portions
  • 12 egg whites
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon Orange zest
  • 2 cups flour, sifted
  • 1 cup whole milk, for the 3 milks
  • 1 cup evaporated milk, for the 3 milks
  • 1 cup Nestle media creama, for the 3 milks
  • 1 1/2 cups cajeta - Mexican carmelized goat milk sweet , divided, 1/2 for the 3 milks and the rest for filling
  • enough white rum, for the 3 milks
  • 2 cups whipping cream, for the covering
  • 1/4 cups powdered sugar, for the covering
  • enough cajeta - Mexican carmelized goat milk sweet , to decorate


Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (356F)
For the cake, whisk the whites with the sugar nougat. On the other hand, beat the yolks with sugar until doubled in volume. Add vanilla and orange zest.
In a bowl add the egg whites to the yolks and mix in an enveloping way. Incorporate the flour sifted little by little in the form of a drizzle and wrap carefully, trying not to lower the preparation.
Pour into a previously greased and floured mold. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked and let cool completely. Unmold and cut the cake in half to obtain two pieces of the same size.
For the 3 milks, heat the whole milk with the evaporated milk, the half cream, half a cup of cajeta and the rum to your liking, until incorporated. Remove and let cool.
On a board match the biscuits, and with a jug moisten them with the 3 milks. Add cajeta to one of them and place the other layer of cake on top. Refrigerate at least one hour.
For the frosting, beat the whipped cream with the powdered sugar until it doubles its size.
Cover the cake with the whipped cream, decorate with the cajeta and refrigerate again until serving.


Cover with cream and decorate with cajeta.


You do not need a mold, you can do it on any baking tray. The "nougat point" refers to when the egg whites double their volume and have firm peaks, which indicates that they are stable.

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Alma Venegas
08/09/2020 18:22:56
Jenny Gu Mond
20/11/2019 20:44:57
Elia Rosas
29/05/2019 00:03:58
Fabuloso este pastel me encanta gracias
Sonia Pineda
28/05/2019 19:44:57
Me encanta
Laura Alcocer
28/05/2019 12:21:51
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