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Easy Tres Leches Cake

I love to bake and make all kinds of desserts. I find it relaxing to spend a couple of hours making a nice cake, dessert, or bread. However, life happens and things get busy.

There are many times that I need a really nice dessert to serve company or to take somewhere, but I don’t have a lot of time to spend making one. When this happens I have several recipes I turn to and this cake is one of them. Yes, I know there are lots of other fancier versions of Tres Leches Cake. Ones that don’t use the shortcuts that this recipe does. I have several of them and think they are great.  But today I am focusing on those days when you need a really nice dessert, but don’t have the time it takes to make one.

I love this cake. It is so easy, yet really good. It is one of those cakes that people will think took you a lot of time, but in reality, it didn’t. This cake can serve a crowd because it is a rich dessert. A little piece of this cake goes a long way.

This is a cake that I would not usually make just for my family because it really is a lot just for the five of us. However, this cake does get better the longer it sits. I recently discovered how true this is when I made this to take to a church dinner. I made this and then we all got sick and we did not make it to the dinner.  We had a lot of cake to eat and not many of us felt like eating it because we were sick.  We ended up eating this over several many days and the cake still tasted great.

This cake is easy, it does not take a lot of time to prepare, but it does have to set for at least 4 hours before serving. So, be sure to allow enough time for that.

Adapted from the Dinner Doctor.

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  1. Oh yum!

  2. I am adding this to my dessert collection for the month. I love make ahead items especially sweets.

  3. Sounds and looks delicious! I don’t think it would last too long around here.

  4. We love tres leches cake. We got hooked on it when we lived in Miami.

  5. Mmm – This looks lovely!

  6. Wow, that sounds amazing! Gonna have to add this to my list for sure.
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my goodness!!! That looks amazing!!!

  8. Thanks Lynn!! This cake is going to save me so much time! Love your recipes, keep them coming!

  9. hi , when you say 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1 can evaporated milk what size cans do you mean ? thanks


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