Friday, November 19, 2010

Mexi-Feast: Tres Leche Cake

This was the dessert for our Mexi-feast. I couldn't have asked for a better choice.

The other contenders were. . . 

Tres Leche Cake 
Taken from All Recipes

1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 C unsalted butter
1 C white sugar
5 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla

2 C whole milk
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid oz) can evaporated milk

1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
1 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Cocoa powder for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan. 

Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. 

Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.

Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork. 

Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake. Leave plenty of time for the mixture to absorb, moving it around with a knife as needed.

Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Dust with cocoa powder.

Keep the cake refrigerated.

My Notes:
This was an incredibly moist and sweet cake. The fact that it was cold, though, actually made it feel more refreshing than overwhelming. I would definitely make it again.

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