Tres Leches Cake (with Rum Fruit Topping)


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Serves 12 | Prep Time 30 | Cook Time 20-25

Why I Love This Recipe

One of my most favorite cakes, especially for Cinco de Mayo!


Ingredients You'll Need

CAKE:

1 stick, unsalted butter (plus more for preparing the baking dish)

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 c sugar

1 c all purpose flour

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 c whole milk

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk

RUM FRUIT TOPPING:

1/2 c plus 4 TBSP dark rum

1/2 c sugar

4 TBSP water

4 c sliced or diced fresh fruit (I like mangoes, strawberries, kiwi and pineapple)


Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F.


Butter a 9 x 13 inch glass or ceramic baking dish.


Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat, swirling occasionally, until the butter browns, about 7-8 minutes.


Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


In the bowl of your electric mixer, whisk the egg whites, baking soda, and salt on medium-high speed until soft peaks form, about 2-3 minutes.


Add the yolks and whisk until combined.


Reduce speed to medium.


Add the sugar in a slow, steady stream and mix until combined.


Using a rubber spatula, quickly and gently fold in the butter mixture into the egg mixture.


Combine flour and cinnamon in a small bowl.


Sift 1/3 of the flour mix over the egg mix.


Gently fold to combine.


Working quickly, sift the remaining flour mix over egg mix in 2 more additions. Gently fold to combine.


Pour batter into prepared dish and bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20-25 minutes.


While the cake is baking, whisk together all 3 milks in a bowl.


Pour over the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven.


Transfer cake in dish to a rack to cool.


Cover and refrigerate overnight.


RUM TOPPING:


Bring the rum, sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan.


Cook until sugar dissolves, 1-2 minutes.


Let cool for 30 minutes.


Toss the syrup with the fruit.


Refrigerate overnight with the cake.


Spoon on to individual portions of cake when ready to serve.


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