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Granny's Tres Leches Cake

1h 30 mins
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This tres leches cake from a grandmother's recipe has been in the family several generations. It is a true delight and very simple to prepare.
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12 portions
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon liquid vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1/4 cups cream
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 liters milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • strawberries, to decorate


Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC (356F). Separate 6 egg whites in a different bowl. Beat 6 egg whites to the nougat point with an electric mixer (it is very important that they remain on the nougat before adding the other ingredients), once they are added, add the sugar little by little while continuing to beat.
Beat the 6 yolks with a fork and add them to the mixture. Add the flour and milk and beat until a homogeneous mixture is reached.
Grease and flour the mold you intend to use. Empty the cake mixture into the mold so that it is 3/4 full. Place it in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes (without opening the oven, always watching it) or until a stick comes out clean.
While it is baking, mix in the blender or bowl for beating the three milks (condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream) and one yolk (the egg white should be reserved for the frosting)
Once the cake is ready, remove it from the oven and while hot, puncture it slightly with a fork on all sides and add the mixture of the three milks.
For the meringue: beat 3 egg whites until stiff while adding powdered sugar little by little.
Once the cake is completely cold, decorate the cake with meringue and strawberries.

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Ratings (31)
Kariina Gutierrez
22/01/2020 02:03:41
Hizo merengue suizo, sin la clara de huevo cruda?? No sabía que se podía eso 😳
Sol Ruiz R
03/12/2019 18:14:40
si sigues la receta al pie de la letra no sirve para hacer pastel si hubiera usado un ccuarto de la leche hubiera quedado bien dure mas de una hora esperando y no sirvio muy mala receta borrenla y busquen una nueva o pongan bien las medidas
Pilar Aguilar Pariente
21/10/2019 18:48:30
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Ana Contreras
06/04/2019 16:56:00
Hola trate de aser este pastel de tres leches me quedo muy rico es la primera bes q lo ago gracias por compartir
Val Delfin
22/02/2019 23:47:05
Definitivamente malísimo. El sabor no es 100% malo pero después de una hora en el horno el palillo nunca salió seco, creo que es demasiada leche. Nunca subió parejo el pan, quedó más bien como panqué que sube sólo del centro, la costra se endurece mucho. Con esto no se puede hacer un pastel de tres leches decente en lo más mínimo.
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