Tres Leches Cake & Butter Rum Frosting

tres leches cake with frosting

Tres Leches Cake is a baked cake that is soaked in three different types of milk. The dessert is very popular among Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Guatemala. And we totally understand why! Tres Leches cake is soaked in evaporated milk, whole milk, and condensed milk! It’s the perfect treat to indulge in. Let’s get started with this recipe!


  • Mixing Bowls (4)
  • Electric Mixer
  • Whisk
  • Glass Pan 9′ x 11′
  • Spatula
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Sifter
  • Oven



Tres Leches Mixture

  • Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk (12 oz.)
  • La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 oz.)
  • Whole Milk (¼ cup)

Butter Rum Frosting

ingredients needed to make tres leches cake



  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Prepare your glass pan by lightly flouring it and spraying it with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Using two mixing bowls, separate the eggs. Use one bowl for the egg whites and one bowl for the egg yolks.
  4. Start with the yolks in the mixing bowl, beat the yolks on high. Slowly add in Nature’s Flavors Sweetenfx Sugar.
  5. Mix in Nature’s Flavors Organic Vanilla Extract. Continue mixing until the egg yolks are fluffy.
  6. In another mixing bowl, sift the flour in. Add in the baking powder and the salt. Set aside.
  7. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  8. Using a spatula, slowly fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  9. Then sift the flour mixture into the yolk & egg white mixture. Fold the ingredients until everything is well combined.
  10. Pour the mixture into your prepared glass pan.
  11. Bake for about 35-40 minutes.
  12. Let the cake cool for an hour before pouring the tres leches mixture on top.

Tres Leches Mixture

  1. Whisk the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and the milk together.
  2. After the cake has cooled, using a butter knife, run the knife all around the edges to allow the milk mixture to soak. We also recommend poking holes at the top of the cake to allow the milk mixture to really soak the cake.
  3. Pour the milk mixture all over the cake and allow it to set overnight.

Butter Rum Frosting

  1. Beat the heavy whipping cream with Nature’s Flavors Organic Powdered Sugar until it becomes thick.
  2. Add in eight drops of Nature’s Flavors Butter Rum Extract into the mixture. Mix until everything is well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture over the top of the cake using a spatula.
  4. Enjoy your Tres Leches Cake with Butter Rum Frosting!
tres leches cake with frosting

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