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Caramel Tres Leches Cake

Caramel Tres Leches Cake is a moist vanilla sponge cake filled with a three milk pudding layer, and topped with creamy dulce de leche frosting
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 763kcal


  • 1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 TSP baking powder
  • 3/4 TSP salt
  • 12 TBSP unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs

Three Milk Mixture Ingredients

  • 2 C whole milk
  • 1 C sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 C buttermilk
  • 1/3 C dulce de leche
  • 1 1/2 TSP vanilla extract

Topping Ingredients

  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 1/3 C dulce de leche


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat the butter, sugar and vanilla extract on medium speed for 8 to 10 minutes, or until very pale and creamy.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture mixing until just combined.
  • Stir the batter with a rubber spatula to ensure all of the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Transfer the cake batter to the prepared baking dish and bake until a
  • skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan.

Three Milk Mixture Directions

  • Using a skewer, poke holes all over the top of the cake.
  • In a large pitcher, whisk together the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, buttermilk, dulce de leche, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Very slowly, pour the milk mixture all over the cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for at least 3 hours, or overnight, ensuring that all of the milk mixture is absorbed.

Topping Directions

  • Place the cream in a large bowl and either by hand or using an electric mixer, whip on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Spread the whipped cream on top of the cake, then drizzle and swirl the dulce de leche into the whipped cream.
  • Enjoy!!


You can purchase dulce de leche on the baking aisle in your local grocery store. 


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 763kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 526mg | Potassium: 376mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 1806IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 351mg | Iron: 2mg