Ingredients

How to make it

  • Combine flour and baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the oil, sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add the eggs to the sugar mixture one at a time until well combined. Stir in the 1/2 cup of milk, then gently fold in the flour mixture a little at a time.
  • Pour batter into a lightly greased cake pan or baking dish and bake at 325 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until it feels firm and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let the cake cool until it feels room temperature.
  • Turn it over onto a platter with raised edges. Pierce cake with a fork 20-30 times. Let it cool in the refrigerator for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Whisk together 1 cup milk, 1 cup sweetened condensed milk, 1 cup heavy cream and rum. Slowly pour over cooled cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Occasionally, spoon the milk runoff back onto the cake.
  • In a mixing bowl, add 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 Tablespoon sugar. Beat until peaks form. Spread a thin layer over the cake.
  • Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or garnish with fresh berries.

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  • earthlover11 1 year ago
    It was very tasty! I used Captain Dark Spiced Rum and you can't taste it specifically but it adds a little flavor to this light, sweet, moist cake!
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  • susiq 5 years ago
    Hi Shirleyoma--This sounds awesome--I want to try it--what size cake pan do you use? Thanks, SusiQ
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  • renew20later 5 years ago
    I HAD THIS AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY.. I WAS NOT THRILLED WHEN I WAS TOLD WHITE CAKE--THEN PART WAS CHOCOLATE--OK---THEN TRES LECHE--OH, MY GOD.. I HAVE DIED AND GONE TO FOODIE HEAVEN.. I AM MAKING THIS FOR OUR DINNER PARTY GROUP SAT--THANKS-J
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    " It was excellent "
    dottiet ate it and said...
    I just had some of this yesterday and it was wonderful. Thanks for post.
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Never had this cake but it sounds wonderful and I've been wanting to try one for a long time. Now I shouldn't be putting it off longer, the picture is so delish looking. Would go good with my cup of coffee now. Great post.
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  • lor 6 years ago
    I love Tres Leches Cake and I know I will be baking this for an up-and-coming Birthday celebration. Thank you Shirley.
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    canzi ate it and said...
    I made this last night. It turned out great! Mmmm...tres leches...
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  • rosemaryblue 6 years ago
    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes!!!
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    canzi ate it and said...
    I love so many of your recipes. Thank you!
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  • krumkake 7 years ago
    Oh YEAH - this sounds fantastic...thanks Shirley - there goes the sugar high again!!
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  • jro 7 years ago
    OMG...I need this cake now! I will be making this over the weekend!
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
    Making this. I am going to blow up! Thanks for posting this
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  • pudgy47 7 years ago
    This sounds wonderful!!!!! must make.
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