Boy, was this ever good. It was adapted from Recipezaar, but as usual I made changes. I didn’t need quite as much cake as the Recipezaar version yielded so I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8 inch springform pan. You could probably do it in a 9 inch springform or a high sided 8 inch cake pan or an 8 inch square pan.
Tip: To measure out half a box of cake mix, use your kitchen scale and weight out half the amount given on the box.
Tres Leches Cake
1/2 of an 18.25 oz package white or yellow cake mix (I used Pillsbury Yellow)
3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 5 oz can evaporated milk
1/2 of a 14 oz can condensed milk (14 oz.)
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch springform or cake pan. A 9 inch might work, but the cake won’t be as high.
Mix cake ingredients together. Beat two minutes on high. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40-42 minutes until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
Allow to cool for about 20 minutes.
Mix together fillng ingredients. Use a chopstick or metal skewer to poke holes in cake. Pour filling into holes. Allow cake to cool a little more, then transfer to refrigerator to chill.
Beat cream until almost stiff. Add sugar and vanilla and continute beating until peaks are stiff. Spread over cooled cake. Top with berries.
Serves 10-12 people