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A Treat for Your Sweet: Tres Leches Cake with Toffee Bits

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Tres Leches Cake Recipe

There is nothing I love more around Valentine's Day than all the treats that I get to eat!  Since I'm not much of a "from scratch" baker, however, I was delighted to see a baking kit for a Tres Leches Cake (the brand I tried was Nestle, but Duncan Hines also makes one). I had always wanted to try one, so I added it to my Valentine's Day baking day list!

I also picked up some Heath Toffee bits and some Whipped Cream.

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake Recipe


Preparing the cake was easy.  I just followed the directions on the box.  A spongy, springy cake came out of the oven. Now it was time to make it delicious!

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Since the kit came with both the sweetened condensed milk and the evaporated milk needed for the "Leches", I just had to add my own milk.  It called for whole milk, but I never have that on hand.  I used skim. (It came out just fine in the end.)

Tres Leches Cake Recipe


Tres Leches Cake Recipe

After I mixed together the creams, I poked little holes all over the top of the cake with a fork.

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Then, it was time to DRENCH the cake in the milk mixture.  I kept pouring... and pouring... and pouring...

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

I couldn't believe how much milk the cake soaked up.  (All of it, in fact!)

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Then it was time to refrigerate the cake, covered, for at least 4 hours.  I was left with a super moist, milky dessert that I topped with the whipped cream and toffee bits.  My family really loved this sticky-sweet cake!

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Tres Leches Cake Recipe




Do you have a sweet recipe on this year's Valentine's to-do list?

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