Tiny Tres Leche Cake for #thecakeslicebakers
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It is a new year and a new book - Little Everyday Cakes - and our choices for April 2021 were ~
Mexican Chocolate Cake
Tiny Tres Leches Cake
What a sticky, tender, and moisture-infused cake. It's subtle, not overly sweet, and perfect for a dollop of whipped cream. The cake is dense and holds onto all that lovely milk syrup. The original recipe included a little bit of rum in the syrup, which would be fabulous but I tend to leave alcohol that's not baked off out of recipes as my son doesn't like the taste. The longer it sits, the more it soaks up that syrup!!
Tiny Tres Leche Cake
1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup sugar
4 eggs, room temperature
7 TBS milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8" square pan with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl: flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the oil and sugar on medium to medium-high speed for a couple minutes until well combined and lightened in color. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides and bottom as needed between additions.
- On low speed, add in the dry ingredients and the milk until just combined. Blend in the vanilla.
- Scrape down the sides and bottom and finish blending by hand (do not overmix).
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan (it will be thin) and bake 18-22 minutes, until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan about 15 minutes, and while it is cooling combine the milk syrup ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
- After about 15 minutes, poke holes all over the surface of the cake with a toothpick and pour about half or the milk syrup all over the cake. Set aside and allow to soak into the warm cake. Refrigerate remaining milk syrup until cake is completely cool, then pour remainder over the cake.
- Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream if desired, or as is!