Monday, October 4, 2010

tres leches cake

the goods:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted and cooled, plus more for baking dish
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
5 cups fresh fruit, such as oranges and berries, for serving

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat eggs and 3/4 cup sugar on high until pale and thick, about 4 minutes. Add vanilla and beat to combine. With mixer on low, gradually add flour mixture and beat to combine.

With a rubber spatula, fold in melted butter until incorporated.

Transfer batter to dish.

Bake until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes, rotating dish halfway through.

In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and whole milk.

Poke warm cake all over with a wooden skewer or toothpick, then pour milk mixture over top.

Let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

Whip cream and 1/4 cup sugar to medium peaks.

To serve, spread whipped cream evenly over cooled cake.

Top with fruit.

1 comment:

Aub said...

YUM! Thanks for taking the time to post all these yummy treats.