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Tres Leches Cake (3 Milk Mexican Cake)

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Tres Leches Cake (3 Milk Mexican Cake)

Ingredients

Segment 1: The Spongecake

Ingredients :     

  1. Cake Flour - 210 gm
  2. Pastry Mart Baking Powder - 8 gm
  3. Salt - 3 gm
  4. Egg Yolk - 3 nos.
  5. Caster Sugar - 156 gm
  6. Vanilla Essence - 15 gm
  7. Arla Full Cream 3.5% Milk - 120 ml
  8. Egg Whites - 6 nos.
  9. Caster Sugar - 104 gm
  10. Lemon Juice - 1/2 tsp

Method :           

  1. Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside. 
  2. Whisk the egg yolks and sugar till light pale colour.  
  3. Slowly, add in the milk and vanilla essence. Continue whisking until well combined.
  4. Add the sifted ingredients into the egg yolk mixture until just combine. Do not overmix. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, whisk the egg white with the lemon juice on a medium speed for around a minute or until light and frothy.
  6. Gradually, add in the caster sugar and whisk until it reaches soft peak. Keep aside.          
  7. Take 1/3 of the meringue and fold into the egg yolk mixture.      
  8. After that, take the whole egg mixture and add into the balance meringue and slowly fold until just combine.            
  9. Pour the batter into a prepared 10"x10" cake pan and bake at a pre heated oven of 160 deg C for around 30 minutes.            
  10. Once baked, let it cool for around 15 minutes before taking out from the cake pan. Leave it to completely cool.        

             

Segment 2: Milk Mixture (For Soaking) 

Ingredients :     

  1. Evaporated Milk - 395 gm
  2. Condensed Milk              - 250 gm
  3. Heavy Cream - 270 gm

             

Method :           

  1. Combine all the 3 type of milk together and mix it until completely combined.
  2. Take the cake and transfer it back into the cake pan (bottoms up).             
  3. Using a fork, pierce all around the top of the cake. (This is to help seep the milk mixture into the cake).     
  4. Slowly pour the milk mixture all over the cake. Chill it for about an hour to overnight, allowing the milk to absorb into the cake. 

             

Segment 3: Mascarpone Cheese mixture

Ingredients :     

  1. Whipping Cream - 300 gm
  2. Icing Sugar - 50 gm
  3. Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
  4. Mascarpone Cheese - 225 gm

Method :           

  1. Add the icing sugar and vanilla essence into the mascarpone cheese and whisk until completely combined.
  2. Add the whipping cream into the cheese mixture and whisk until soft peak.

             

Segment 4: Assembly with topping

  1. Mascarpone Cheese mixture
  2. Ground Cinnamon Powder to taste         
  3. Strawberries or any fruit of choice ( for deco )    


Method:

  1. Place chilled and moistened cake on top of a tray or cake board.
  2. Spread the mascarpone cheese mixture evenly on top of the cake.             
  3. Sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top and decorate with some strawberries. (Optional ).
  4. Slice and serve.

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