Dos Tres Leches

Tres Leches

This is what it looks like when a cake oozes with sex appeal and Irish cream.

In honor of St. Paddy’s Day I decided to make a Pastel borracho de tres leches!! That’s right, I replaced one of the three milks with Irish cream liqueur.

This is the recipe I followed (for the most part). I ended up baking two 8″x 8″ cakes instead of one 9″ x 13″ cake, thus the title of this post Dos Tres Leches. I figured I needed to provide a sweet treat for those who didn’t want to drink and eat their dessert at the same time.

Here’s how to make your moist cakey dreams come true:

For the cakes:

2 8″x 8″ pans, buttered and floured

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour, sifted

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled

1 cup sugar

5 eggs

For borracho milk mixture:

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk (we used La Lechera)

1/2 can evaporated milk (we used Carnation)

1/2 cup of your favorite Irish cream liqueur

For plain milk mixture:

1/2 can sweetened condensed milk (we used La Lechera)

1/2 can evaporated milk ( we used Carnation)

1/2 cup heavy cream

For frosting:

1 1/4 cup heavy cream

4 Tablespoons of sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325°F with the oven rack in the middle. Grease and flour your two pans.

Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set to the side.

In your electric mixer beat the eggs adding in one at a time. Slowly add sugar and mix until incorporated, the mix should be fluffy and light yellow. Turning the mixer to low slowly add in the flour. Mix until combined, but don’t over do it!!

Split the batter between your two baking pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown.

Remove the pans from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Poke holes in the top of both cakes with a fork or toothpick.

Once cakes have cooled, pour the milk mixtures over them. At this point it might be a good idea to place a toothpick in one or the other to remember which one has the alcohol. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight.

To make the frosting combine all the ingredients in the bowl of your electric mixer and mix them together on medium until lovely soft peaks begin to form! I actually made the frosting in two batches, one plain and one for the borracho cake with Irish whiskey instead of vanilla, I mean, it’s St. Paddy’s Day, go big or go home…

Lather that frosting on top of your cakes and serve!!

Tres Leches

As a side note, we found that the cake was even better on the second day. Yeah, we were able to control ourselves and not eat it all on the first day, don’t ask how, we don’t even know, the cake is that good.

Stay sweet, friends.


Charleston Spice Co.

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