Milk cake (Tres Leches cake) Recipe

Milk Cake (Tres Leches) is an absolute favourite cake of milk lovers. It is considered to have originated from Mexico though there are many disputes about the same. Still, there is no doubt about its popularity. Tres leches mean three types of Milk. In this recipe we use milk in three different forms, whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk. So while preparing this recipe, one cannot skip either of these three.

  • Servings - 6-8
  • Preparation - 30 Min
  • Baking - 20 Min

Ingredients for Milk cake (Tres Leches cake)

For Sponge

  • 1/2 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 3 tbsp Nestlé a+ Nourish Dahi
  • 1/2 cup Nestlé a+ Nourish Milk
  • 1/4 cup Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavour
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • taste according Salt

For Tres Leches mixture

  • 1/2 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 1 cup Nestlé a+ Nourish Milk
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Cream
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Flavour

For Frosting

  • 3 tbsp Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 1 cup Nestlé a+ Nourish Dahi
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence

How to make Milk cake (Tres Leches cake)

For Sponge

  • In a bowl, take Nestlé MILKMAID, curd, oil, and vanilla essence. Using a whisker, whisk till uniform consistency.
  • Sieve flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt directly into a bowl of wet ingredients.
  • Mix dry and wet ingredients. Slowly add milk bit by bit to get pouring consistency.
  • Preheat the oven at 180O C and line an 8x8 inches square tin with parchment paper/butter paper or grease the tin evenly with butter.
  • Pour the prepared batter into the tin and tap it on the counter. Bake for 20 min or until cake passes the toothpick test.
  • Remove it from the oven and let it rest in the tin for 10 min. Then de-mould the cake in a plate/tray. Let it cool for another 5 minutes, slowly remove the butter paper (if used) and keep it aside.

For Tres Leches Mixture

  • For evaporated milk - Pour 1 cup milk in a heavy-based saucepan. Keep stirring until it comes to a boil. Allow the milk to simmer on low flame with continuous stirring to avoid any burning. Once the milk reduces to half of the initial quantity, then stop simmering. The evaporated milk is ready.
  • In a bowl, take prepared evaporated milk, Nestlé MILKMAID and cream. Add vanilla essence and whisk it.
  • Using a fork or toothpick, prick the cake. Pour the prepared Tres Leches mixture all over the cake. Now keep it in the refrigerator for 30 min.

For Frosting

  • Pour dahi into a muslin cloth and hung for an hour to get the hung curd.
  • Whip the hung curd with Nestlé MILKMAID and vanilla essence. Take out the cake from the refrigerator and spread this frosting evenly on the cake
  • Our Tres Leaches cake is ready. Garnish with any seasonal fruit on top. Refrigerate and serve chilled.
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