Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe


My boyfriend’s birthday was a couple weeks ago and I asked him what kind of cake he wanted, and he quickly responded with “Tres Leches!” He is a huge milk lover so I was not surprised that he chose this cake for the second birthday in a row. I made this cake for him last year with the help of my older sister. She’s one of the people I turn to most when I need help cooking.

For those of you who don’t know what a Tres Leches Cake is, Tres Leches is a Spanish name and translates into ‘Three milks’. A Tres Leches cake is a cake soaked in three milks. It’s a delicious very moist (or wet? not sure how to describe it) cake. It is so delicious and topped with cool whip and berries. Who’s not to love it?

You all know I’m a huge fan of cooking and baking recipes that are easy and super delicious so this was a perfect choice!

Disclaimer: I usually bake the cake a couple days in advance, but it needs at least a few hours in the refrigerator before being served. If this is confusing, keep reading. 🙂

IMG_3152The ingredients you will need are:

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • vegetable oil (for cake mix)
  • 3 large eggs (for the cake mix)
  • 14oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 12oz evaporated milk
  • 16oz heavy whipping cream
  • cool whip
  • fresh sliced berries of your choice
  • cooking spray (to spray the pan before you bake the cake in it)


Bake the cake in a 13×9 inch cake pan (I used aluminum pans for this cake for an easy clean up) by following the directions on the box. After the cake is finished baking, leave the cake in the same pan and let it cool for about 15 minutes.

Mix the condensed milk, evaporated milk, and the heavy whipping cream together in a bowl when the cake is almost finished cooling down.

Poke holes in the cake about an inch apart using a plastic drinking straw. You can also used a tooth pick but you will need more holes and you’ll need to poke them closer together.


Pour the milk mixture evenly over the cake.


Cover the cake with a lid or some aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator for a few hours up to a day long so the cake can soak up the milk. I sometimes even let it sit for two to three days.

Top the cake off with cool whip when the cake is about to be served so it is nice and fluffy. Then throw some fresh sliced berries of your choice on top of the cake.


I hope you enjoy this yummy Tres Leches Cake!

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Love, Lisa ❤

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