Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tres Leches Cake

1 Cup white sugar
5 Egg yolks
5 Egg whites
1/3 Cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 Cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1 (14 oz) Can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) Can evaporated milk
1 Pint heavy whipping cream
4 Tbs powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Sliced fresh strawberries

1. Preheat oven to 350, butter and flower bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan
2. Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light in color and doubled in volume
3. Stir in milk, 1 tsp vanilla, flower and baking powder
4. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
5. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beat until firm but not dry
6. Fold egg whites into yolk mixture, pour into prepared pan
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 min (for me it is only about 35 min so watch it closely)
8. Cook for 10 Min
9. Loosen edge of the cake with knife before removing side of pan
10. Cool completely, place on a deep serving plate
11. Use a meat test or some sort of fork to pierce the top of the cake
12. Mix together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk & 1/4 cup of the whipping cream
13. Pour the milk mixture over the cake very slowly until the cake seems to have fully been saturated by the milk mixture (you will probably have some excess milk mixture to toss)
14. Mix in with the remaining whipping cream the powder sugar and 2 tsp vanilla
15. Whip until it thickens and reaches spreading consistency (you may need to add more powder sugar, so add to taste)
16. Frost cake with whipped cream and top with sliced strawberries

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