Tres Leches Cake Mix Cake

Delicious doctored Tres Leches cake mix cake.

Tres Leches Cake Mix Cake


  • Ingredients for Cake
  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Filling

  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 1/2 pint whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • OR Pastry Pride whipped topping.


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. 2. Grease and flour 9x13 cake pan.
  3. 3. Mix cake ingredients together and put into greased & floured cake pan.
  4. 4. Place in oven and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
  5. 5. Allow cake to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Invert onto cake board and cool for 1 hour.
  6. 6. While cake is baking, mix together milk fillings and refrigerate until cake is totally cool.
  7. 7. Make frosting by whipping cream, sugar and vanilla until whipped cream peaks (or make Pastry Pride whipped cream as directed on carton).
  8. 8. Take completely cooled cake and poke holes with skewer or dowel rods.
  9. 9. Take filling and slowly place over cake, allowing it to seep into holes. Work patiently allowing it to seep well before refiling. Should use up all the filling. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
  10. 10. Frost and decorate with whipped cream frosting or Pastry Pride whipped frosting.

Comments (2)


I made this as directed except I separated the eggs & whipped the egg whites with about 1/4 cup of the sugar and then folded into the other batter. The cake itself came out ok, but not quite wet enough. I think because this recipe produces a higher volume, the milk mixture needs to be increased by 1/2. However, if you don't like your Tres Leches Cake to be uber-wet, then making it as stated will suit you just fine. Thanks for sharing your recipe Chris!


*** I just made this cake this past saturday for my office Christmas dinner only I substituted the 1/2 pint of whipping cream for half and half. Although I rushed through it and only allowed the cake to soak in the fridge for about 4 hours, everyone loved it! Turned out most people liked it because it wasnt drowned in syrup but rather only half wet. Im making it again for Xmas only this time I'm bringing along a container filled with the left over syrup. That way, those who like more syrup can pour more on themselves. Thanks for the great recipe!