Milk It For All It’s Worth

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Pam C. sent me another great recipe and I am going to share it with the world.  If you are from Tucker then you definitely have eaten at Los Hermanos.  This recipe is their Tres Leches cake and it is delicious.  I will warn that it is at it’s best the day you make it and you have to enjoy some form of milk to take part.  I shopped at Whole Foods so I had a hard time finding a boxed vanilla cake so my experience was with a gluten-free cake and Will ate it all so I am assuming if you follow the regular directions it would be even better!

Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake

  • 1 (18.25-ounce) white cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  •  1 ¼ cups water  
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided  
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half  
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk  
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  
  • 1 cup chopped pineapple ( 1/2-inch pieces)  
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries ( 1/2-inch pieces)  
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes  
  • 3 kiwi, peeled and chopped ( 1/2-inch pieces)  
  • Prepare cake mix according to directions for sheet

 

Preparation:

Prepare cake mix according to directions for sheet cake with eggs, vegetable oil, and water amounts above. Cool completely.  

In a bowl, combine 3/4 cup cream, half-and-half and evaporated milk. Transfer to a spouted measuring cup or other cup with a pouring lip.  

With a knife, lightly scrape the surface of the cake. (Loosening the crust allows the milk mixture to penetrate better. Do not remove the scraped crust.) Gradually pour the three-milk mixture over the cake, using a pastry brush to distribute it evenly, and letting it soak into the cake before adding more. Set aside.  

With an electric mixer, whip the remaining 1 1/4 cups cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over cake. Arrange the pineapple, strawberries, grapes and kiwi on top of whipped cream. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

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