Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

A Strawberry Tres Leches Cake is a delightful twist on the classic Tres Leches Cake, incorporating fresh strawberries to add a fruity freshness to the rich, moist cake soaked in a mixture of three different kinds of milk. Here鈥檚 a recipe to create this delicious dessert:

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Tres Leches Mixture:

  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

For the Topping:

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups sliced strawberries

Instructions:

  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan: Preheat your oven to 350掳F (175掳C). Grease and flour a 9脳13 inch baking pan.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Beat Egg Whites: In another bowl, beat the egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup of granulated sugar and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  4. Mix Egg Yolks and Sugar: In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar until pale and creamy. Add the whole milk and vanilla extract, mixing until well combined.
  5. Combine Mixtures: Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg whites until just combined. Then, fold in the dry ingredients gently until no streaks remain.
  6. Bake: Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
  7. Prepare Tres Leches Mixture: In a bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream.
  8. Soak the Cake: Once the cake has cooled, pierce it all over with a fork. Slowly pour the tres leches mixture over the cake, ensuring it soaks in evenly.
  9. Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow it to soak up the milk mixture.
  10. Prepare Topping: When ready to serve, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Spread over the cake and top with sliced strawberries.
  11. Serve: Slice and serve the cake chilled, garnished with extra strawberries if desired.

Enjoy your Strawberry Tres Leches Cake as a refreshing and decadent dessert that鈥檚 perfect for any occasion, especially during the strawberry season!

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