Tres Leches Cake

At the core of many families lies a recipe that is more than just a list of ingredients and steps; it’s a legacy of love, tradition, and memories shared. Among these cherished recipes, Grandma’s Tres Leches Cake holds a special place, enchanting with its moist, creamy goodness and delighting taste buds across generations. This dessert isn’t just food; it’s a celebration of familial bonds and the joy that comes from sharing a delicious slice of sweetness.

The Magic Behind Grandma’s Tres Leches Cake

Grandma’s Tres Leches Cake stands out for its exquisite balance of simplicity and indulgence, transforming everyday ingredients into a dessert that’s anything but ordinary. Here’s a glimpse into how this beloved treat comes together:


1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 large eggs, separated
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/3 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Tres Leches Mixture:

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup heavy cream
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and ready a 9×13-inch baking dish by greasing and flouring it.

Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.

Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in milk and vanilla.

Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients, ensuring a smooth batter.

In another bowl, whip egg whites to soft peaks, then add the remaining sugar and beat to stiff peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the batter gently, preserving the airiness.

Bake the cake for 25-30 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test.
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