Saturday, June 25, 2011

tres leches cake

we're getting bilingual around here. tres leches. 3 milks. 
3 creamy dreamy milks? oh si senor. 

tres leches cake was invented when a man didn't want to share his cake with his friend. his friend was lactose intolerant. so the man poured tons of milks all over the cake and evil cackled. then he cozied up with his cake and relished in its luxuriously oozing sponge. his friend grumbled around the room eating soy cuties. the end. 

a tres leches fable, with no true moral to walk away with. except that pouring milk onto your cake will make your day much, much better. 

tres leches is the yummiest giant wet sponge ever. first you bake up a sponge cake. it puffs up in the oven a whole bunch and then shrinks when it cools. neato. once its cool you mix up all kinds of dairy and watch the cake slurp them all in. i topped it with some fresh raspberry whipped cream. its amazing. EVIL CACKLE!

Tres Leches Cake + Raspberry Whipped Cream
from the one and only

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar, divided
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup heavy cream

preheat the oven to 350. grease a 9x13 pan really well. combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a big bowl. beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar at high speed until pale yellow. stir in the milk and vanilla. pour over the flour mixture and stir gently til combined. in another bowl beat the egg whites til soft peaks form. with the mixer on, pour in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and keep beating until stiff. fold egg whites into batter and spread into pan. bake for 35-45 minutes. turn out onto a larger rimmed platter and let cool. combine the 3 milks in a pitcher. pierce cake with a fork and pour all but 1 cup of the milk mixture onto the cake. let the cake absorb the milks for at least 30 minutes in the fridge.
Raspberry Whipped Cream

1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup confectioners suger
a splash of vanilla
1 container of raspberries

beat cream with the sugar and vanilla until it becomes lovely whipped cream. mash the raspberries to a pulp with a fork. fold the raspberries into the cream. slather it on there real good.

1 comment:

  1. But I mean how good are soy cuties?! so good.