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Tres Leches Cake

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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

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings12
Calories Per Serving550
Total Fat35g54%
Sugar35gN/A
Saturated8g42%
Cholesterol70mg23%
Protein7g13%
Carbs51g17%
Vitamin A80µg9%
Vitamin B120.3µg5.1%
Vitamin C4mg6%
Vitamin D0.8µg0.2%
Vitamin E4mg21%
Vitamin K17µg21%
Calcium135mg14%
Fiber0.6g2.4%
Folate (food)17µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)71µg18%
Folic acid32µgN/A
Iron1mg8%
Magnesium17mg4%
Monounsaturated22gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus159mg23%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium183mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0.3mg18.3%
Sodium388mg16%
Sugars, added29gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg13.4%
Zinc0.7mg4.9%
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