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a slice of tres leches cake on a white plate with berries
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Pastel de Tres Leches Cake

A decadent and rich tres leches cake topped with a light whipped cream and fresh berries. This cake is the perfect easy and delicious dessert recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Refrigerate1 hr
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 309kcal


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 5 large eggs separated

Milk Mixture

Whipped Cream

  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until the egg yolks turn a pale yellow color.
  • Add the vanilla extract and milk, set aside.
  • In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites and remaining 1/2 cup sugar until firm peaks form. 5-6 minutes.
  • Mix the flour mixture into the egg yolk mixture until well combined, then fold in the egg whites.
  • Place the batter in a buttered 9x13 baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool completely and then invert onto a large platter.
  • Whisk the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk.
  • Poke holes all over the cake and drizzle the milk mixture all over and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • To make the frosting, whip the heavy cream for 3-4 minutes or until it starts resembling whipped cream
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and mix for an additional 20 seconds.
  • Frost the entire cake with the whipped cream, serve with fresh berries, and enjoy!



Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 146mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.6mg