Tres Leches Cake
5 from 19 votes

Layered Three Milk Cake

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time44 mins
Total Time49 mins
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 351kcal


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


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (170 C)
  • Oil round pans with butter or oil. Cover pan with parchment paper and oil again. This will make the unmold easier.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar in a medium bowl until fluffy (aprox. 4-5 min), stir in vanilla and beat well until smooth. Sift flour and baking powder three times. Add one-third of the dry ingredients to the batter, fold in well. Pour in the fresh milk and fold in the rest of the flour mix.
  • Pour batter into prepared pans and bake for 25 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the middle comes out cleanly. Let it rest for five minutes.
  • Blend condensed milk, evaporated milk and half & half. Remove sponges from pan and pierce surface all around with a fork or toothpick. Pour half of the milk mixture over one the warm cake slowly until absorbed, repeat with the second one. Let it rest until cool.
  • Place one sponge in a serving dish, add a layer of whipped cream and fruit of your choice. Place the second sponge on top. Refrigerate for a day.
  • Frost cake with whipping cream and garnish with fruit or edible flowers before serving. Enjoy!


Nutrition Facts
Layered Three Milk Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 90mg4%
Potassium 325mg9%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 376IU8%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: layered three milk cake,, layered tres leches cake
Author: Silvia


I highly recommend to make the cake one day before you plan serving it. It will be cold, moist and yummy. 
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