Tres leches cake must be one of my favorite cakes ever.  I have lactose intolerant family members who dose up on their pills, just to be able to get a slice of this cake.  It is just that good.

I prepare a basic 1-2-3-4 vanilla sponge cake, soak it in heavy cream, sweet condensed milk, and regular milk.  Then I cover it in a delicious meringue which I caramelize.  Because of the added sweet condensed milk, I reduce the sugar amount slightly for the cake.

Cake Ingredients:

  • 225g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 3/4 cups of sugar - 350g
  • 4 eggs
  • 390g flour (3 cups)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 3/4 pack of baking soda - 12g
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp / pack vanilla sugar, but then reduce the sugar

Tres leches milk ingredients 

  • 150g milk
  • 100g heavy cream
  • 150 sweet condensed milk

My cake pan is 34 cm long, 24 cm wide and 5,5 cm deep.

To cover the cake, I recommend a meringue or heavy whipped cream.  My recipe for the meringue can be found here: http://www.keyk.de/en/blog/baking-recipes-and-ideas/caramelized-flamed-meringue-basic-recipe