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Easy Tres Leches Cake

Love the gluten-free version of this cake also
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cake, gluten free, tres leches
Author: RGK/FootprintTheWorld


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour or use GF flour For GF I love Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 cup fine sugar can quickly blend some regular sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 10 tbsp oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Drizzle For The Cakes

  • ¾ can evaporated milk
  • ½ can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • If you like sweeter you can use full cans of evaporated and condensed milk

Fresh Icing For The Cake

  • 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Or you can even use one cool whip tub use as much as needed



  • In a large bowl, use a hand blender and mix oil and sugar for a few minutes
  • Then add flour, and salt one by one (making sure each one is mixed before you mix the next one)
  • Add the eggs one by one
  • Add the baking powder and vanilla extract
  • Mix for about 5 minutes
  • Spray 2 round baking pans with baking spray and divide batter equally between the pans
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 23 minutes,

Soaking The Cakes

  • Combine the three drizzle milks
  • Once the cakes are cool, poke with the back of a round spoon or I use a chopstick several times.
  • Slowly drizzle all over the cakes.( I try and use a dish where the milk won’t run over the edges. I usually soak the cakes separately.)
  • Allow the cakes to absorb the milk mixture for at least 20 mins. (some milk may be left over)

Icing The Cakes

  • Whip cream, sugar and vanilla extract at a high speed till thick and spreadable
  • Spread some of the cream over the lower layer and then place the second layer on top ( upside down)
  • Use the remaining cream to decorate the sides and top. Have fun!