Tres Leches Cake

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tres-leches14 oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
12 oz can of Evaporated Milk
1 C heavy cream

Evaporated Milk invented by Gail Bordon in the 1856

Eagle Brand Evaporated milk came up with shelf-stable milk in the 1880’s

Carnation Company came up with the basis for this recipe

Sweetened Condensed Milk is 60% evaporated with sugar added; and is used for Key Lime Pie, Flan and must be thick enough to NOT flatten out and be runny, so America’s Test Kitchen ran a few tests and discovered that the best overall products were Eagle Brand and Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milks.

Pour condensed milk into a glass bowl and cover with plastic wrap
Microwave for 9-15 minutes – Stir about every 2-3 minutes
– Microwave until milk starts to deepen in color

Mix in Evaporated Milk and heavy cream
Also 1 tsp vanilla extract
Whisk all together

For the cake
2 C AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp each of salt and ground cinnamon
Whisk together

To 1 C warm milk add 8 TBL butter
Continue to heat until butter melts

Crack 4 eggs into your stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment
Beat until the eggs are fairly well beaten
Add 2 C granulated sugar gradually
Increase mixer to high – Beat 5-7 minutes until glossy

turn machine to low, then start adding in your hot milk mixture
Add another 2 tsp vanilla extract

Add 3 C AP flour – one at a time – beating between each
Pour into greased and floured 9×12 inch baking disk
Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes
Let rest about ten minutes

Poke holes liberally into the top of your cake with a chopstick
VERY SLOWLY Pour liquid mixture onto the cake
Cool for another 15 minutes, then refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight
DO NOT COVER or the condensation will make the topping gummy
Take out of fridge about an hour before eating
Top with whipped cream (recipe below)
Garnish top lightly with cinnamon

Whipped Cream Topping
1 C Heavy Whipping cream
3 TBL corn syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
Beat with a whisk attachment for about 2-3 minutes

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