Receta de Pastel de Tres Leches / Three Milk Cake Recipe

by Silvia on June 30, 2009 · 32 comments

in Recipes / Recetas

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Creo que el título lo dice todo, ¿a quién no le gusta el pastel de tres leches? Es el favorito de esta casa. Yo uso una receta super fácil, recomiendo que lo hagas una día antes para que el pan absorba bien la leche y esté bien frío cuando lo sirvas. Ahí les va la receta:

Pastel de Tres Leches

Ingredientes

  • 3 huevos
  • 1 taza de azúcar
  • 1 cucharadita de vainilla
  • 1 taza de harina
  • 1 1/2 cucharaditas de polvo de hornear
  • 1/4 taza de leche fresca
  • 1 lata (14 oz) de leche condensada
  • 1 lata (12 0z)de leche evaporada
  • 1 lata de crema de leche (crema para batir o media crema dulce)
  • Fruta (fresas o duraznos) o flores y  crema chantilly para decorar.  Checa mi Receta de Como Hacer Crema Chantilly.

Precalienta el horno a 350 F (170 C) grados.

Se colocan los huevos y el azúcar en un tazón mediano y se baten hasta que estén espumosos (3 minutos aprox.), agrega la vainilla y sigue batiendo a velocidad media hasta que la preparación este a punto de cinta o hasta que los batidores dejen huella en la mezcla. Cierne la harina y el polvo de hornear tres veces. Incorpora una tercera parte de los ingredientes secos a la mezcla. Agrega la leche fresca de un golpe e incorpora bien, agrega el resto de la harina.

Vacía a un molde redondo de 9.5 pulgadas (24 cm) de diámetro engrasado y enharinado y hornea por 25 min aprox. o hasta que al introducir un palillo este salga limpio.

Cuando el pan esté listo, sácalo del horno, déjalo reposar cinco minutos. Desmóldalo y con un palillo o tenedor haz algunos agujeros para que las leches penetren mas fácilmente. Inmediatamente licúa las leches, sepáralas por la mitad, (pon una mitad en el refrigerador) y agrega la mitad de la mezcla poco a poco hasta que el pan la absorba completamente. Déjalo reposar hasta que se enfríe completamente y ponlo en el refrigerador por una noche.

Decóralo con crema chantilly y fruta o flores. ¡Qué lo disfrutes!

Nota: Puedes congelar la otra mitad de la mezcla de leches para hacer otro pastel después. O bien, si quieres hacer el de la foto; hornea dos panes, agrega la mitad de la mezcla de leches al primer pan (no olvides hacer los agujeros con el palillo), esparse crema chantilly y fruta (fresas frescas o duraznos en almibar), pon el segundo pastel encima y agrega la leche restante. Ponlo en el refrigerador por una noche. Decóralo con crema batida y fruta, o flores tal como lo hice yo.

ENGLISH

The title says it all, who doesn’t like tres leches cake? It’s a favorite dessert in this house. I use a very simple recipe and I recommend you leave it in the fridge for one day, so it’s cold and moist when you serve it.

Three Milk Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk
  • 1 can (14 oz) condensed milk
  • 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • Fruit (strawberries or peaches) or flowers and extra whipping cream for decoration.  Check out my Whipping Cream Recipe,

Preheat the oven to 350 F (170 C) degrees

Beat the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl until fluffy (aprox. 3 min), stir in vanilla and beat well until smooth. Sift flour and baking powder three times. Add one third of the dry ingredients into the batter, mix well. Pour in the fresh milk and incorporate the rest of the flour mix. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake for 25 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Let it rest for five minutes. Remove cake from pan and pierce surface all around with a fork or toothpick. Blend condensed milk, evaporated milk and whipping cream. Pour half of the milk mixture over the warm cake slowly until absorbed (put the other half of the mixture in the fridge). Let it rest until cool and refrigerate for a day.

Frost cake with whipping cream and garnish with fruit or flowers. Enjoy!

Note: you may freeze the other half of the milk mixture and bake a cake another time. Or you can bake two cakes to make a layer cake. When they are ready, pour half of the milk on one cake, cover with whipping cream and fruit, then place the second cake on top, pierce it and then pour the other half of the milk over it, refrigerate for a day.

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

March 22, 2010 at 4:17 am cjx123

Hola, hoy hise esta receta. Me gusta mucho como se levanto! Manana despues de sacarla de la refri, boy a probar! Gracias por compartir!
cindy

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July 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm Ana Lilian Flores

Me encantó el detalle de las flores! If it tastes as good as it looks, you´ve got a winner!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm Silvia

A tres leches cake is always a winner, you´re absolutely right!

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July 15, 2010 at 5:04 am Monica

¡Fabuloso! I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

Gracias, Silvia!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm Silvia

You´re welcome Monica!

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July 15, 2010 at 7:54 am Melanie (ModernMami)

I absolutely love tres leche! But, have never made it. I might just try it – this recipe looks easy enough. Y, si! Las flores estan bellas!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm Silvia

it´s very easy to make Melanie, try it! this one I made for one of my friend´s baby shower, fresh flowers are always a great way to decorate a cake!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:58 am Dariela

Tres Leches is one of my favorites. I have never made it though, I’ll definitely grab this recipe when I decide to do it! I use to buy one in Mexico City that was coffee flavored, oooooh so, good!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm Silvia

This recipe is so easy, you wouldn´g believe it, enjoy!

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July 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm Liz

Wow, nunca pense que fuera tan facil!

I am SO gonna try this!

Gracias Silvia!!!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:53 pm Silvia

yes Liz, is so easy to make and so delicious. Cuéntame como te sale cuando lo hagas :)

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July 15, 2010 at 9:24 pm Rachel ~ Southern Fairytale

This is one of my favorite cakes. It’s so rich and delicious.
Oh my gosh.

Your picture is beautiful, Silvia!!!

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July 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm Silvia

Rachel!! hi! thanks this is my all time favorite cake.

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July 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm Anna

Hola Silvia, solo quiero decirte que este pastel me salio ezkizito pero kisiera saber si tines la receta del pastel tres leches de caffe o de run gracias

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March 5, 2011 at 6:53 pm Maria

El pastel de tres leches es el mejor. Encuanto pueda tratare de hacerlo solo qno tenia la receta.

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April 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm tania

i love the way it tasted. MMMMMMM!!!!! it was so good i loved it thankyou for your recipe

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July 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm Paulima

Muy vuena y fasil.

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July 19, 2011 at 9:37 am val

I love this cake it came out similar to the picture

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November 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm nan

no se le pone mantequilla?

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December 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm Silvia

No mantequilla en mi receta :)

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January 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm nora

hola gracias por compartir la receta me encanto como se esponjo nunca me sale un pan pero ahor me salio muy bien y ami esposo le encanta el pastel de tres leches gracias por tu aporte y Dios te bendiga

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January 23, 2012 at 9:31 am Silvia

Me da mucho gusto saber que te gustó la receta y que te salió rico. Gracias por tu comentario.

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September 30, 2012 at 7:04 pm Arleth

Yo trate y me quedo delicioso pero yo le puso fresas, duraznos y un baby girl y boy. Porque fue el baby shower de mi hermana.

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February 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm Ludy Garcia

Hello! I tried this recipe and I loved the way it turned out. I used a small pan, that wasn’t deep. Can I use a deeper pan? And if so, would I have to double this recipe to have enough batter?

Thank you,

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March 20, 2014 at 8:48 pm Silvia

Hello Ludy, you can definitely use a deeper pan, and yes, you would need to double the recipe. Alternatively, you can make two small, shallow pans and build the cake in two layers. But in this case you wouldn’t double the 3 milks, you would use the same amount. This is so it isn’t too moist to stack. However, you can spread a layer of whipping cream and fruit between the two layers. Thanks for the comment, good luck and enjoy!

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June 15, 2014 at 11:08 am Salil

This cake turned out amazing, and it was the first cake I have made from scratch. Scratch tastes so much better than the mix!!! The recipe was easy and tasty! Thanks for the recipe!

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July 7, 2014 at 11:40 am Silvia

Hello Salil, I’m so glad you like my recipe, is very easy and never fails to amaze with its flavor!

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November 19, 2014 at 6:10 pm viri

hola se ve delicioso, pero lo puedo hacer sin polvo para hornear?
gracias

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November 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm Silvia

Hola Viri, gracias por tu comentario. El polvo para hornear es una parte primordial ya que sin él, el pastel no se levantará. Así que lo necesitas para esta receta.

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