Monday, December 19, 2011

Three Milk Cake - Pastel Tres Leches

Savor this creamy cake that will melt in your mouth. Its blends of milk make this traditional cake of Latin origin an excellent way to impress your guests.



  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can (7.6 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ Media Crema, or 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
PREHEAT oven to 375° F. Grease and flour 9-inch springform pan.

BEAT egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar in large mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Combine egg yolks and remaining sugar in medium bowl; beat until light yellow in color. Fold egg white mixture and flour alternately into egg yolk mixture. Pour into prepared pan.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until just golden and wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack.

FOR CREAM:COMBINE sweetened condensed milk, media crema, evaporated milk, brandy and vanilla extract in medium bowl; stir well. Prick top of cake thoroughly with wooden pick. Pour 2 cups cream over cake. Spoon excess cream from side of pan over top of cake. Let stand for 30 minutes or until cake absorbs cream. Remove side of pan.

cream, sugar and vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread over top and sides of cake. Serve immediately with remaining cream.
Prep:30 mins----Cooking:15 mins----Cooling:30 mins----Yields:12 servings

1 comment:

  1. Thank you dear lady
    This is one of my favorites , my mother baked the 3 milk cake , but with a twist , she added walnuts . My daughter baked it for me like my mother .
    Now I will have both varieties .
    My fruitcake is drunker than a soldier on a weeked pass.
    HHH aka HB


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