Chef Jamie's Easy Tres Leches Cake

October 26, 2012

A delicious sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk

A Tres Leches Cake is a delicious sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. Without the use of butter Tres Leches is a very light, fluffy cake and does not have a soggy consistency, despite being soaked in milk.

6 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. 
Whip eggs, sugar and salt until tripled in volume. 
Fold in flour. Pour mixture into parchment lined 9 by 11-inch baking pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 
Set aside to cool.

Remove parchment paper and return cake to pan. 
With a skewer or toothpick, poke holes all over the top of the cake. 
Combine remaining ingredients and pour over cake. Refrigerate. 
Allow liquid to soak in for at least 2 hours. 
Serve with fresh fruit and whipped cream.

Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide.

Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.

Recipe Courtesy of Jamie Gwen, 2012