Tres Leches Cake with Mango and Lime

Tres Leches Cake with Mango and Lime

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.8
  • Total Fat: 10.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.4 mg
  • Sodium: 84.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 41.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 8.5 g

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Introduction

This sweet and creamy "three milks" cake will bring a refreshing, tropical flair to any occasion. This sweet and creamy "three milks" cake will bring a refreshing, tropical flair to any occasion.
Number of Servings: 12

Ingredients

    Cake
    1 3/4 cup cake flour
    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon 2% milk, at room temperature
    1/4 cup canola oil
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    2 large eggs, at room temperature
    1/2 cup sugar
    3 egg whites, from large eggs, at room temperature

    Tres Leches Filling
    1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon nonfat sweetened condensed milk
    1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons 2% milk
    1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

    Topping
    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons heavy cream
    1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon fat free Greek yogurt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
    1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
    2 small ripe mangoes, to garnish
    1 lime, to garnish

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Directions

To make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350░F with a rack in the center position. Coat a 9-inch square cake pan with pan spray.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a small bowl. In a second small bowl, whisk the milk, oil and vanilla. Set both bowls aside.

Using an electric mixer and the whisk attachment, beat the eggs on high until they are foamy. Gradually add one-quarter cup of the sugar, a few spoonfuls at a time, pausing between each addition. Continue to beat for 4 minutes longer, until the mixture is thick and pale. Sift the flour mixture over the top and use a spatula to fold it in. Fold in the milk mixture just until it is incorporated.

Using a standing mixer and the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on high until they are foamy. (Alternatively, use a handheld electric mixer.)

Gradually add the remaining one-quarter cup of sugar, a few teaspoons at a time, pausing after each addition. Continue to beat until medium peaks form, curling over softly when you lift the beater.

Fold the egg whites into the batter just until there are no more visible white streaks. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until the top is golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and cool completely in the pan for several hours.

To make the filling: In a small saucepan, whisk the evaporated milk, condensed milk and 2% milk to combine. Whisk in the lime zest. Heat the mixture over medium heat until it is steaming hot. Poke the cake all over with a fork, then pour the hot filling evenly over it. Cover the cake and refrigerate for several hours, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

To make the topping: Using an electric mixer, beat the heavy cream on high until very firm peaks form. On low, mix in the yogurt, sugar, lime zest and lime juice.

To finish: Run a metal spatula or knife around the inside of the pan, pressing against the cake to loosen it from the pan. Invert the cake onto a serving platter. Spoon the whipped topping over the cake, covering the top but not the sides of the cake.

Cut the mangoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. With the skin on, slice the lime into 1/8-inch thick rounds. Fan the mango and lime slices over the top of the cake. Present the cake whole, then cut and serve.


Serving Size:áServes 12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicioso! - 10/6/17

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  • Lots of work but worth it. Lovely when company comes. - 1/18/20

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  • Good
    Decent - 12/30/19

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  • tasty - 11/30/19

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  • So NOt good for those trying to lose weight, but a delicious recipe nonetheless! - 11/2/19

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  • Incredible!
    It's a lot of work but most definitely worth it - 10/2/19

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  • Good
    It was okay but this by sight only yum - 9/8/19

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  • Very Good
    I don't know if I've put this much effort into a dessert in a while, but I like the results and will make again. - 6/22/19

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  • Incredible!
    Oh dear GOD. That's great. - 6/15/19

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  • Delicious! - 6/14/19

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 4/3/19

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  • good - 3/15/19

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  • This sounds like an awesome cake I am looking forward to making this. - 2/9/19

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  • very refreshing - 12/31/18

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  • Very Good
    excellent - 12/31/18

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  • Incredible!
    So tasty! - 12/23/18

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  • Incredible!
    really refreshing taste - 12/16/18

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  • Great - 12/13/18

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  • Perfect...yum yum. - 12/8/18

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  • Very Good
    Delicious! - 11/22/18

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  • NICE - 10/22/18

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  • thank you - 10/22/18

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  • Very Good
    Yum - 10/22/18

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  • Incredible!
    This delicious dessert is great for company! Very hard to eat only one serving, which is the calories for a whole meal for me. - 9/24/18

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  • Incredible!
    So good.............. - 9/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    So good - 9/18/18

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  • Very Good
    wow, yum!!! calories are to work towards in a daily total. must have a healthy salad before!!!! - 9/18/18

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  • very good - 9/18/18

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  • Great - 9/18/18

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  • Sounds great. - 9/16/18

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  • very good - 8/9/18

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  • Yum! - 7/19/18

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  • Incredible!
    NICE! - 4/9/18

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  • Yummy - 3/26/18

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  • fabulous - 2/13/18

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  • Good
    Will have to try. Never had mango - 12/20/17

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  • Fine dessert, but I doubt I will make it again. - 11/25/17

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  • Incredible!
    Fantastic! - 10/31/17

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  • Yummers! - 10/29/17

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  • Very Good
    i love this dessert - 9/25/17

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  • Nicep - 9/13/17

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  • wonderful - 8/11/17

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  • yummy - 8/1/17

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  • Probably good but I shy away from mango - 8/1/17

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  • Very Good
    Very tasty. - 7/27/17

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  • I'm going to try this...minus the mango as I am allergic. Will have to find a substitute...any ideas? - 7/24/17

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  • Yummy!!!! So very delicious!!! - 6/24/17

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  • nice recipe - 6/23/17

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  • Will try. - 6/2/17

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  • One to try - 5/27/17

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  • Very Good
    A delicious recipe! Yummy! - 4/11/17

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  • Like this one. - 4/11/17

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  • Incredible!
    excellant - 3/22/17

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  • Thanks - 3/22/17

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  • Good
    Too labor intensive - 3/7/17

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  • Very Good
    Sounds great - 3/3/17

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  • Yum - 2/17/17

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  • Yummy - 2/15/17

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  • Good - 2/6/17

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  • Looks great. More carbs than I would like. - 1/24/17

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  • My husband was born in Peru, where tres leches is the traditional celebratory cake. I've tried making it a few times for his birthday--it's quite the process. I can't wait to try your version. The effort will be well worth it! Thanks! - 6/13/14

    Reply from MARISACHURCHILL (6/13/14)
    So glad I could help. I hope you will enjoy my lighter version! :-)


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