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Easy Tres Leche Cake

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Easy Tres Leche Cake is the dessert you didn’t know you needed! Grab this simple recipe and serve it up soon!

Who doesn’t loooove Mexican food? It’s delicious year round and is great for entertaining. The hubs and I love to make our famous fajitas when we have company over. My only struggle with serving Mexican is what to serve for dessert! It has to be light to compliment the heavy entree and also simple because that is how I roll.

My solution is this delicious and delightful Easy Tres Leche Cake.

Easy Tres Leche Cake

A delicious recipe for Easy Tres Leche Cake on Splendry!

It. Is. Awesome. Light, fluffy, not overly sweet, and super moist. It’s the perfect pairing with a yummy Mexican dinner like enchiladas, taco soup, or a wet burrito. It has become one of my go-to desserts and I absolutely must share! Let’s break it down, babies!

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 yellow or golden mix, prepared per box instructions
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 C. evaporated milk
  • 1 C. of milk
  • Whipping cream (plus sugar and vanilla to taste)
  • Fresh berries of choice
Easy Tres Leche Cake Ingredients

If you want to make this next-level easy, use Cool Whip as the topping instead of freshly whipped cream.


1.  Mix your three milks or tres leches (see what I did there? Hahahahah…ahem…) together in a pourable container.

Easy Tres Leche Cake milk mixture


2. Poke a bunch of holes in your cake. I use a kebab skewer or chopstick

Easy Tres Leche Cake poking holes in cake

3. Pour the milks over the cake

Easy Tres Leche Cake pouring milk mixture

Remember, the more holes you poke, the more awesome it will be!)

4. Pop the cake in the fridge for at least half an hour as it tastes better that way.

Easy Tres Leche Cake with milk mixture


5. Whip the cream until it is firm but don’t go crazy as you don’t want to end up spreading butter on the cake.

Easy Tres Leche Cake whipping cream

Although, who I am kidding, freshly whipped butter would still be amazing because butter.

6.  Spread the whipped cream on the cake and pop back in the fridge until it is ready to be served.

Easy Tres Leche Cake whipped cream on cake

Finally, top with the fruit of your choice and serve. Make time for all the praise and thanks you will get for making this delicious and simple palatial masterpiece.

Easy Tres Leche Cake

There you have it: Easy Tres Leche Cake. You should probably make a practice cake to make sure it is as simple as I say it is. You should also probably eat the entire thing for research’s sake, obviously.


Originally published February 13, 2017

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