Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

A summer version of tres leches cake with whipped cream and strawberries, for a fruity twist on this classic Latin American dessert.
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  • Serves: 24 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. Step 3

    Line the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan wIth parchment paper.
  4. Step 4

    In a standing mixer , beat the eggs with 2 2/3 cups of the sugar until light in color and thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon vanilla and the almond extract.
  5. Step 5

    Sift the flour with the baking powder and salt.
  6. Step 6

    Fold the dry ingredients into the egg and sugar mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Fold gently and do not overmix.
  7. Step 7

    Spread the batter into the pan.
  8. Step 8

    Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean, and cake just starts to spring back to the touch.
  9. Step 9

    While the cake is baking, prepare strawberry filling: Rinse 1 pound of strawberries, remove stems, and cut strawberries in half.
  10. Step 10

    Place them in a saucepan with 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Heat strawberries over medium heat, mashing them gently and stirring them with a spoon. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  11. Step 11

    Remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve, using a spatula to force strawberries through, into a bowl. Let cool.
  12. Step 12

    When the cake has cooled for about 5 minutes, use a skewer to poke holes all over the surface of the cake.
  13. Step 13

    Whisk together the condensed milk, the evaporated milk and 1 1/2 cups of the cream, and pour over the hot cake.
  14. Step 14

    Refrigerate cake for 2 to 3 hours or overnight, until chilled.
  15. Step 15

    Beat remaining 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt until stiff peaks form. .
  16. Step 16

    Leaving cake in pan, spread strawberry filling over the top of the cake.
  17. Step 17

    Spread the whipped cream over, covering the strawberry filling.
  18. Step 18

    Decorate cake with strawberries and blueberries. Keep chilled until ready to serve.