Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tres Leches Cake with Mango

The Tres Leche cake has become a new favorite in our house. Literally translated means "Three milks" We made this cake for one of our Sunday gatherings and it was an immediate hit.  The cake is soaked in milk making the texture airy and spongy with a sweet milk flavor.  This cake is absolutely delightful.   

This cake is perfect for gatherings because you can prepare it ahead of time, and for us that means more time spent with friends, and less time fussing in the kitchen.

Be careful...Don't say I did not warn you. This is just the kind of cake that would get you up in the middle of the night for just one more bite, and before you know it, it will be all gone.


Tres Leches Cake with Mango
Serves 8-10
Recipe from Food Network

For the Cake:
Vegetable oil, for greasing
4 large eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups whole milk 
1-1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
12-ounce evaporated milk
14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 
1 tablespoon dark rum

For the Topping:
2 large ripe mangoes
3 tablespoons sugar
1 cup heavy cream
Ground cinnamon for sprinkling

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with vegetable oil and line the bottom with parchment paper.

2. Make the cake: Beat the eggs and sugar in a large bowl with a mixer until pale and slightly thick, about 6 minutes.  Slowly beat in the melted butter, then beat in the vanilla and 1/4 cup whole milk.

3. Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.  Sift the flour mixture over the egg mixture, then gently fold together with a rubber spatula to make a thick batter.  Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, about 30 minutes.  Run a knife along the edges to release the cake from the pan.

4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 2 cups whole milk, the evaporated milk, condensed milk and rum in a bowl.  Pierce the warm cake all over with a fork, then pour the milk mixture evenly on top.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

5. Before serving, making the topping: peel, pit and dice the mangoes.  Puree half the mangoes in a blender with 2 tablespoons sugar.  Transfer to a bowl and fold in the remaining diced mango.  In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream and the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar with a mixer until soft peaks form.  Slice the cake; top each piece with the whipped cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.  Serve the mango topping on the side.

Enjoy!

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61 comments:

Cool Lassi(e) said...

What a wonderfully wicked cake post! I am positive I will be stalking my kitchen for a midnight snacking if I make these.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Love Tres Leche. Look absolutely wonderful. Great job. Inspired addition of the mango, a fine touch. Cheers!

doggybloggy said...

*SCORE* this cake looks dense and moist - nice!

Susan said...

VElva, I have never tasted this, but you have tugged at me and this will definitely be put on a list for this fall. Perhaps, by then, I will not feel guilty eating it. This is definitely earmarked.

3 hungry tummies said...

I can't ask for anything better than this right now!

Federica said...

splendido e goloso! complimenti!

Joanne said...

I have been dying to make a tres leche cake for such a long time, but just need the right occasion so I don't end up waking up in the middle of the night to eat it by myself! Maybe mother's day.

I love the mango on top. SO GOOD.

MaryMoh said...

Looks very moist and delicious.

Sandi said...

Velva, that does look delicious and I bet I could eat most of it myself....LOL!!

Tasty Traveler! said...

looks great! thanks for visiting my site! :)

Debbi Smith said...

I have never had tres leches cake though I have a couple recipes marked for them. I keep meaning to but just always choose something else. I LOVE the mango with this! Thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

My husband gotta love this!

Julie said...

Beautiful cake! Tres Leches is on my Top 50 list of recipes to make! Thanks for the recipe.

Pam said...

It looks delicious! I've never had it and must give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

Lyndsey said...

Oh my, it looks wonderful! I'm going to Pam's house after she makes it and giving it a try too, lol!

Pam said...

Perfect timing! Thursday is the day I add any important additions to my grocery list before shopping tomorrow. I'd say that the ingredients to this cake are important additions!

Andrea said...

Never made a tres leches cake but that's gonna change after seeing this one! Looks delicious, YUM!

Fred said...

Cake looks wonderful. My compliments to the baker.

Erica said...

Torta de 3 leches is my favorite,Velva!This cake looks delicious.

Julie said...

Beautiful cake, beautiful pic! Makes me want some for breakfast! BTW...I made and blogged your sunday gravy, we loved it!

buffalodick said...

That looks and sounds positively delicious!

Hungry Dog said...

Is it wrong to want this for breakfast? Because I do. I deeply, deeply want it, and it's 7:30 am.

Ana Powell said...

What a lovely and delicious combination of flavours.
Awesome photo x

Sophie said...

Oooh dear Velva!!

What a fantastic looking cake & to accompany that with delicious mangoes,...ooh,..yes, please!!!

Chef E said...

Hubby will be glad to hear you are practicing for him, lol, he loves this cake and the mango side, oh yeah!

This is one of our favorite cakes here when I cater birthday parties!

Mimi said...

Looks perfect. I really like the mango topping.
Mimi

Brenda said...

I'm dying to make this cake. It's on the top of my "to bake" list. Looks scrumptious!

Karen said...

This is a delicious cake - beautiful picture!

Katy ~ said...

I MUST try this. It looks like the angels would step down from the clouds to be able to have this. Fabulous!

Subhie Arun said...

looks very moist n delicious...awesome click too..

sweetlife said...

we love love tre leches...wow your looks so moist and great pics

sweetlife

Lynda said...

I have eaten this cake at one of our favorite Mexican eating places and it is addictive, to say the least. I ran across a recipe to try a couple of weeks ago, so I need to get busy.
Yours looks amazing Velva, and I love the addition of mango! Wonderful!

Rambling Tart said...

Oh Velva, I'm SO happy you posted this recipe. I've heard of this cake but never tried it and your description is just smashing!! :-) I will try it soon. :-)

Astra Libris said...

I've been longing to make a tres leches cake for ages! Thank you for sharing this gorgeous, perfect recipe!! The photo is seriously incredible...

teresa said...

i want to shove that whole piece into my mouth! this looks so good and just dripping with incredible flavor.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Mangoes are brilliant with this. I have only made Tres Leches once and my guests didn't like it. I liked it! I'll have to try your recipe.

tasteofbeirut said...

Tres leches is a hit around here and I don't make it often though! Silly, I should! especially with the mangoes, there are plenty of those at the stores right now! Thanks for a great recipe and inspiration!

Faith said...

This cake looks moist and absolutely perfect! I love how it can be made in advance.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Now that is one delicious looking piece of cake! So moist!

TKW said...

I love tres leches! It's so amazingly tender! Looks great.

Raina said...

Sounds amazing and looks great too! I have heard of this but never tried it. I think I will have to. Thanks!

Stella said...

Ooh, Velva, I haven't had tres leches cake for so long, and I love it. Yours looks decadent and moist like it should be. You know, I've never made my own. Hmm?

Chow and Chatter said...

wow what a wonderful moist looking cake yummy

Mary said...

Velva, all I can say is "wow". This looks and sounds amazing. I'll have to give this a try. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings..Mary

Federica said...

ciao!! grazie della tua visita!!
ok per la cena!!! ti aspetto!!! un abbraccio!!

Barbara said...

It's a wonderful cake, Velva! I have been making it for years from a Cuban recipe a friend gave me. It's rich so you don't need much, but everyone loves it!
Super photo!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yum! An incredibly delicious cake and I love that you serve it with mango!

Kim said...

I have been wanting to make a tres leche cake for some time now. The trouble is that I definitely need an occasion where I can "share it". Otherwise, I will eat the whole thing myself:D

bobbinis-kitchen.com said...

The combinated flavor of mango, cinnamon and milk and the texture of that cake sound yummy.

Can you imagine a variation for the exotic mango?
So long..

theycallmejane said...

Tres Leche cake is one of my biggest weakness - and that picture you posted? My salivary glands went into overdrive!

Chris said...

It might get me up in the night or it might just make me sneak into Velva's kitchen to steal some :)

Chef Aimee said...

Velva, this cake made my heart stop! I love tres leche cake and never had it with mango!!! What a perfect pairing! Thanks for sharing this! I am with Chris, btw, and may sneak into your kitchen and steal a piece!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

OMG, I have never heard of Tres Leches cake before, but it looks and sounds incredible - and with the mango, how could it not be wonderful?! I really need to try this, it just looks so moist and delicious.

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog - it's nice to meet you, I'll stop by again for sure.

Sue

From the Kitchen said...

Not only does this sound delicious, your photo makes it look delicious. I've just printed out the recipe and have become a "follower" of your blog since I don't want to miss out on any of your posts.

Thanks!

Best,
Bonnie

Foodycat said...

I've never tried Tres Leches cake. I only heard of it for the first time last year! But it is on my "must try" list.

Plain Jane said...

I came over from Susan Fields blog. I have always wanted a Tres Leches Cake recipie. I tried it for the first time a couple of years ago in Guatemala and it was love at first bite. It is now on my list for this weeks sweet tooth. Thanks.

Samantha @ The Savvy Soybean said...

Uhmm.. YUM!!! The cake looks so unbelievably moist! Well done and great blog.

cookies and cups said...

i have been desperately wanting to make a tres leches cake...thanks for the inspiration!!

suzicate said...

That sounds scrumptious!

thecoffeebreak said...

Love this cake! Yum yum yum

Robin Sue said...

Oh my and with rum in it too. I have seen someone place dulce de leche on top and calling it quatro leche- insanely good looking. Your cake looks a bit more sturdy than my version. I will have to give yours a try. Bookmarking now!

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