Tres Leches Cake is a Mexican Favorite

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Have you ever tried tres leches cake before? This Mexican dessert is one of the most popular sweet treats from south of the border, and it’s definitely worth a try if you haven’t had the pleasure before.

The phrase “tres leches” means “three milks” in Spanish and refers to three of the key ingredients in the dessert. Tres leches cake is prepared and made unique with the use of three different milk varieties that add moisture, sweetness, and depth to a simple cake base.

Tres leches cake takes advantage of milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream in making a rich and creamy sponge cake that people around the world love. Instead of leaving a boring vanilla cake to be topped with frosting and nothing more, this dessert becomes especially decadent due to the addition of these dairy products.

While the traditional tres leches cake is topped only with a simple milk and vanilla-based frosting, I like to add fruits on top to add a bit of a twist to the dessert. For example, topping a tres leches cake with a berry mix that includes raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries adds a bit of welcome tartness to what can be an overwhelmingly sweet option.

So, don’t be afraid to try tres leches cake and add your own twist to it! You’ll probably say “hola” to this cake on a regular basis at your dinner if you know how to perfect it.