Tres Leches Cake

This cake is often served with whipped cream on top, which quite frankly is overkill. The cream doesn’t add anything extra flavor wise but increase the richness of an already rich cake. Instead, I like to serve this cake with boozy plums or blackberries. If you want to do so as well, simply slice about half a plum or 3 blackberries each sliced in half per person. Toss the fruit with a pinch of sugar and splash of rum.

To ensure this cake bakes beautifully please make sure that your eggs and butter are room temperature before you begin.


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup white sugar

5 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 can evaporated milk

1/2 cup whole milk