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A Square of Tres Leches Cake Being Lifted From the Glass Pan with a Serving Spatula
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Easy Tres Leches Cake

Soft, airy and decadent, this Easy Tres Leches Cake with a sweet whipped cream and cinnamon topping is sure to please everyone at the table!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time5 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Spanish
Keyword: easy tres leches cake, mexican desserts, milk cake
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 389kcal


  • Oven


For the Cake:

For the Tres Leches Milk Mixture:

For the Whipped Cream Topping:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon, for garnish, optional


For the Cake

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix, eggs, softened butter, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in the baking pan set on a wire rack for 20 minutes.

For the Tres Leche Mixture

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk, 1/2 cup heavy cream, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Generously poke holes into the cake and pour over the milk mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

For the Whipped Cream Topping

  • In a mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together until soft peaks form.
  • Spread the cream mixture over the cake and sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.


Calories: 389kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 133mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 287mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 999IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 1mg