Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake
Staff Writer
Todd English
Tres Leches Cake

Developed by James Beard Award-winner Todd English, this is a sweet representation of how authentic and high-quality Chilean olive oil goes a long way with cooking.

12
Servings
480
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the soak

  • 1  Cup  evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  sweetened condensed milk
  • 1  Cup  half-and-half
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1  Teaspoon  dark rum
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  salt

For the cake

  • large eggs
  • 1 3/4  Cup  granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil, preferably Chilean
  • 1 1/4  Cup  half-and-half
  • 1/8  Cup  Grand Marnier
  • 1/4  Cup  fresh orange juice
  • 1  Teaspoon  lemon zest
  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  Kosher salt

Directions

For the soak

Combine all of the ingredients together and set aside.

For the cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, olive oil, half-and-half, Grand Marnier, orange juice, and lemon zest. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and whisk well until blended. 

Pour mixture into twelve 3-inch tart pans. Bake for 8 minutes or until light golden brown and the center springs back when touched. Place on a rack to cool for 5 minutes, then pour ¼ cup of the soak mixture over each cake. Let it sit 5 minutes to soak, then invert onto plate and garnish with sliced strawberries.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
37%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
22g
92%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
56g
43%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
319mg
32%
Choline, total
10mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
64µg
16%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
79mg
11%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
200mg
13%
Water
26g
1%

Tres Leches Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Tres Leches Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.