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Tres Leche Cake (THREE MILKS CAKE)

1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
5 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
11/3 cups of milk
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon light rum
1 cup heavy cream.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the cake flour and baking
powder. In a large mixing bowl, cream the 1 cup sugar and the
butter with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the eggs and
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, and beat until foamy. With a rubber
spatula, gently fold in the flour mixture in increments, alternating
with 1/3 cup milk, until the batter is smooth.

Pour cake batter into a lightly greased cake pan or baking dish,
7 by 11 by 2 inches, and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick
inserted in the center comes out clean and the top springs back
when pressed. Allow cake to cool in the pan on a wire rack for 20
minutes, then invert onto a serving platter. Pierce the cake with
a fork in many places, and allow it to cool completely.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, evaporated
milk, 1 cup milk and rum until well blended. Pour syrup evenly over
the cake a little at a time, until it is saturated; you may not
need the entire amount. Refrigerate, covered in plastic wrap, for
at least 3 hours.

In a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer, whisk the heavy
cream until it begins to thicken. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract, and continue whisking until stiff peaks
form. Using a spatula, spread the cream over the top and sides of
the cake. Serve, cut into squares.


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Beware overmixing, August 19, 2004 - 10:08 PM
Reviewer: Caker's Anne from near Cleve, OH
I guess I was waiting for it to look "foamy"-it never did! Turned out like a flat pancake. Tastes good though and I will try again! I will only mix for 1 1/2 to 2 min like a box cake mix next time. I had some of this in Door County Wisconsin last week at the Summertime Restaurant in Fish Creek -awesome!

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