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Tres Leches - Three Milk Cake Tips (1 Viewer)

Three milk cake, or Tres Leches as it is also known, is a beautifully moist cake covered in three types of milk. The cake originally inspired by Mexico is both bold and delicious.

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In order to make the cake so delicious, three types of milk are traditionally used to soak the sponge. These are evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. However, sometimes in alternative recipes, cream may be substituted for whole milk instead.

To ensure you get the best out of your Tres Leches, here are a few tips for you.
  • Put all the milks together to make a milky syrup mixture.
  • Prick holes in the cake and pour the milk mix in stages whilst the cake is still warm.
  • Soak the cake in stages, allowing the cake to moisten up.
  • Distribute the milk mixture evenly around the cake and to the tin's outer edge(s).
  • Ensure you don't add too much of the milk mixture; otherwise, it will start to seep out of the bottom.
  • If you soak the cake too much, it risks collapsing.
  • If it's too dry, you won't get the tres leches experience.
  • Due to the cake being soft, you will need dowels to support it if you are making it into a layer cake.
Once baked and covered, this cake is packed full of rich, moist goodness.

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