Tres Leches 'Three Milks'

It is a delicious cake with a special syrup on it, and a meringue frosting. This cake requires refrigeration, and is served cold.

Tres Leches ‘Three Milks’


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1 Grease and flour a 8 x 12 inch pan. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2 Separate 5 eggs, and beat the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 cup sugar slowly to the egg whites, beating constantly. Add the yolks one by one, beating well after each addition. Stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla. Sift the flour, and stir it into the egg mixture. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the cake for 20 minutes, or until done. Cool.

3 Blend the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, milk, and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Pour this syrup over the cooled cake.

4 To make Meringue Frosting: Beat 3 egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Frost the cake.


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