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Updated on December 9, 2016

Pastel de Tres Leches Recipe

I used parts of three different recipes to make my own version of this tres leches cake. It's very sweet and rich. You start with a sponge cake and add filling inside the cake, then add the topping and put marschino cherries on top of each piece. Each step of making the cake uses less than five ingredients. For another tropical cake recipe, you can go to my Key Lime Rum Cake.

All of the cake photos were taken by the author of this page.

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My Tres Leches Cake Photo - With Frosting and Cherries

Sponge Cake


4 Eggs-Separated

1 Cup Sugar

4 TB Cold Water

1 Cup Sifted Cake Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder


Beat egg yolks and sugar together until it is very light yellow. Add water. Sift together flour and baking powder. Add it to the batter. Beat egg whites until stiff. Fold into batter and pour in 13x9 inch cake pan. Bake for 30 min. at 325. Cool the cake.

Milk Filling

1 14oz Can Sweet Condensed Milk

2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk (Not Fat Free)

1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

1 TB Dark Rum

Whisk all ing. togther in a bowl. Poke holes all over in the cooled cake and pour the milk mixture on the cake. Put it in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight to soak up the milk.

Cake Topping

1 Pack Vanilla Instant Pudding

1 Small Can Crushed Pineapple

8 oz Whipped Cream Topping

Coconut (Optional)

Mix pudding and pineapple, fold in Cool Whip and coconut. Spread over top of cake. Add 1 marschino cherry to each piece of cake right before the cake is served.

What do You Think of Tres Leches Cake? - The Cake of Three Milks

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    • kristalulabelle profile image


      5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I've never tried Tres Leches Cake, but it sounds delicious!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      5 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice, must make it, I know I will love it. Thanks for sharing.Blessed.

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      5 years ago

      Goodness, its been almost two years since I stopped by this yummy lens. I posted it on FaceBook and refreshed my blessing. Yum! :)

    • Rosaquid profile image


      5 years ago

      This looks delicious. I'll have to try it soon!

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      Renaissance Woman 

      6 years ago from Colorado

      I'm not sure I've ever had Tres Leches cake. Sounds totally fabulous. Thanks for sharing your special recipe.

    • jolou profile image


      7 years ago

      Haven't heard of this cake but it sounds delicious.

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      7 years ago

      Beautifully constructed lens. Definitely going to try this recipe. I have added you to my favorites.

    • squid-janices7 profile image


      7 years ago

      This is the only kind of cake I can find around Puerto Vallarta and it is always delicious. I'll have to give this one a try.

    • MJSchrader profile image


      7 years ago

      I LOVE TRES LECHES!! The only thing is trying to find it. I haven't made it very often, because it's a bit much for just me, (it is very sweet) but I may have to try your recipe with rum and coconut. Thank you!

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      7 years ago

      This extremely new looking recipe is definitely going to win over all gourmets or haute cuisine; seems utterly delicious and mouth watering delicacy.

    • JanieceTobey profile image


      7 years ago

      I've never tried Tres Leches Cake before, but it looks fabulous!

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      7 years ago

      Looks delicious, will try this one! Yummy!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      7 years ago

      Beautifully presented how-to cooking lens. This dessert looks like a winner for a party. I would eat the whole thing myself if I made it for my family. Happy holidays!

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      7 years ago

      This is a new taste for me, but it sounds so yummy I'm definitely going to make it.

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      darciefrench lm 

      7 years ago

      Almost looks too gorgeous to eat -:)

    • bwcabound profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Another great lens.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I fell in love with tres leches cake when we lived in South Texas along the border. What a lovely cake and we would always get it for visitors. I've never tried making it myself.

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      Senora M 

      7 years ago

      It is not my favorite. I used to live in Mexico and didn't enjoy having it for my birthday. Mooshy... :P Thanks for the lens though!!! :)

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      7 years ago

      Pastel de Tres Leches Recipe looks like a great recipe that I will share the link to with some of my friends. Thanks for sharing!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      7 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I don't eat much cake, but this look familiar (and tasty too). Thanks for the recipe/instructions!

    • dahlia369 profile image


      8 years ago

      One of my favorite cakes, thanks for sharing your recipe! I am forwarding this URL to some more people who I know are interested... :)

    • AppalachianCoun profile image


      8 years ago

      Fantastic lens. We have had this cake but your recipe looks better. Thank-you and 5 stars*****

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      8 years ago

      I just have to try out your recipe and see how it goes!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      9 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      This sounds wonderful. I would like mine with a big cup of hot coffee, please. Thank you.

    • Snozzle profile image


      9 years ago

      Sounds just great! And nice to see a photo of one you have made yourself.



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