Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches Cake, or three milks cake, is a fluffy white cake soaked in a delicious sweet milk mixture. The perfect authentic dessert!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword tres leches cake
Servings 16 slices


For cake:

  • 1 box moist yellow cake mix (plus ingredients to make cake)

For milk mixture:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 14 ounces 14 ounces LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk

For whipped cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla


  1. Bake cake according to box directions using a 9x13 baking dish. Allow cake to cool 15 minutes, then using a fork poke holes all over the cake, making sure to poke through to the bottom.

  2. Make milk mixture: combine 1 cup heavy cream, LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk, and evaporated milk. Mix well.

  3. Pour milk mixture over the top of the cake, taking care to spread everywhere. Cover the cake with plastic wrap, then refrigerate at least 1 hour. 

  4. Make whip cream: Using a stand mixer, add heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a CHILLED bowl (place bowl in freezer for at least 5 minutes before making). Turn speed on low to begin to combine, then once the powdered sugar is slightly mixed, increase speed to high. Whip for about 3 minutes on high speed, or until whipped cream is thickened.

  5. Spread whipped cream all over the top of the cake evenly. Cover, then place in the fridge at least an hour, preferably overnight. Cut into slices and serve. Keep in refrigerator when not serving.