Tres Leches Cake
I first made Tres Leches cake about five years ago, when my baby was still a baby and I was trying to find something yummy to make for my friend Ana for her birthday. Ana’s from Mexico and taught me how to make pico de gallo and guacamole, and I asked her what her favorite kind of cake was. “Tres Leches,” she said in her sweet Spanish accent. “Tres Leches?” I said. “Three milks?” Ana went on to explain to me what Tres Leches Cake is: a light, airy sponge cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. To die for. I did some digging and some reading and wound up making this very cake for Ana’s birthday. Throw flour and baking powder into a mixing bowl… And add a little salt. Now, separate 5 eggs. Whites in the other. Now, throw the yolks and some sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Mix on high until the yolks are pale yellow in color and doubled in volume. Next add 1/3 cup of whole milk… And 1 teaspoon vanilla. Now QUICK! And now. Look!
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