Tres Leches Cake

Staff Writer
Tres Leches Cake
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
550
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

  • 3 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
54%
Sugar
35g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
42%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
80µg
9%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.1%
Vitamin C
4mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.8µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
4mg
21%
Vitamin K
17µg
21%
Calcium
135mg
14%
Fiber
0.6g
2.4%
Folate (food)
17µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
71µg
18%
Folic acid
32µg
N/A
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
17mg
4%
Monounsaturated
22g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
159mg
23%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
183mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.3%
Sodium
388mg
16%
Sugars, added
29g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
13.4%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.9%