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Tres Leches - Three Milk Cake

Cooking Time: 1 Hour 30 min Yield: 12 servings Level: Easy



7 eggs whites
7 tablespoon sugar
7 tablespoon flour
2 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
Vanilla extract to taste

Milk blend:

1 3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup whipped cream
1 cup eggnog


1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
Juice from one half of a lime


  1. Beat 7 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Continue beating and pour in 7 egg yolks one by one, 7 tablespoon sugar, flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Keep beating the mix until dough forms.

  2. Preheat the oven to 482° F (250° C.) Place the mix in a square, medium glass baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes: 12 minutes in the lower part of the oven, and 8 minutes on the upper part of the oven.

  3. Blend the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whipped cream, and eggnog.

  4. Take baked cake out of the oven; punch with a fork so that the blended milks can penetrate; pour the milk blend and let soak for 20 minutes and then spread icing on the top.

  5. Beat three egg whites until stiff peaks form. Continue beating and add 1 cup sugar and lime juice.

  6. Spread icing on the top of the baked mix with the blend milk. Keep refrigerated. It will be good for three days.

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