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Tres Leches Cup

tres leches cup Dessert
Tres Leches Cup
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 8

Pilar Hernandez During the summer months, fruits are a must for my desserts, and a very traditional dessert that goes very well with fruits is tres leches (three milks cake). This one is not only delicious, but also very convenient. You can prepare it a couple of hours in advance and its flavor will only get better. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

For the cake:

Non-stick baking spray
1 1/4
cups all purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon baking powder
8
oz butter, at room temperature
1
cup sugar
5
eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk
1
can (14 oz) condensed sweetened milk
1/2
cup heavy cream
2
cups blueberries
2
cups kiwi, peeled and sliced
2
cups mango, peeled and cut into small cubes
2
cups sliced strawberries
Whipped cream to decorate (optional)

Directions

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  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • 2
    Grease a round baking dish (the same diameter as your cup) with non-stick baking spray. Eight inches is the most common.
  • 3
    Combine the flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl.
  • 4
    In another large bowl, whisk the butter at high speed until creamy and pale, 2 minutes. Add the sugar and whisk for 3 minutes at medium speed. One by one, incorporate the eggs, and continue whisking until well combined. Add the vanilla and whisk for another 2 minutes.
  • 5
    Add half of the flour mixture and whisk at medium speed until well incorporated, then add the other half and continue whisking until you have a homogeneous mixture. Pour into the greased baking dish.
  • 6
    Bake for 35 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the edges, is golden on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • 7
    Let cool on a rack for 30 minutes. Use a fork to make multiple holes in the cake so that it later absorbs the milks. Let it cool completely and unmold the cake. Cut into 3 equally-thick layers.
  • 8
    Prepare the milk mixture. Combine the evaporated and condensed milks and the cream in a medium bowl. Beat with a fork until well combined.
  • 9
    To assemble the cup, place a first layer of blueberries, then a layer of cake and coat with 1/3 of the milk mixture. Do this slowly to allow the cake to absorb it. Place the kiwi, another layer of cake and coat with another 1/3 of milk. Continue with a layer of mango, the last layer of cake, the rest of the milk mixture and finish with a layer of strawberries.
  • 10
    Let rest in the refrigerator for 2 hours before serving. Add whipped cream and more blueberries on top if desired.

Expert Tips

  • This delicious dessert can also be serve as individual portions, all you have to do is cut cake circles into the same diameter as the size of your container.
  • You can make the cake up to 3 days prior to assembling your cup. Keep refrigerated in the baking dish.
  • You can use other fruits that won’t discolor quickly, like pineapple, raspberries, papaya or blackberries.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • Pilar Hernandez During the summer months, fruits are a must for my desserts, and a very traditional dessert that goes very well with fruits is tres leches (three milks cake). This one is not only delicious, but also very convenient. You can prepare it a couple of hours in advance and its flavor will only get better.

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