Moist Tres Leches "Three Milks" Cake Recipe Is Simple to Bake for Cinco de Mayo by 30Seconds Food

Moist Tres Leches "Three Milks" Cake Recipe Is Simple to Bake for Cinco de Mayo

What are the tres leches (three milks) in this luscious dessert recipe? Sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream. Yep, all three milks in this "three milks" (tres leches) cake are accounted for. Popular in Mexico, it goes without saying that this is a super moist cake recipe.

This tres leches cake recipe starts with a yellow cake mix, which makes it a quick dessert to throw together. Surprise your family with one for Cinco de Mayo. Everyone will love this poke cake (and no one needs to know how easy it was to make)!

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 35 minutes



  • 1 box white or yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 eggs


  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


Here’s how to make it:

  1. Combine all the cake ingredients and beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Bake in a greased and floured 13x9-inch baking pan as directed on box.
  2. Combine the three milks in a bowl.
  3. Remove from oven and poke holes all over the top of the cake. Pour the milk mixture over the top. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Top the cake with the whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. 

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Elisa Schmitz
OMG, so so so good!
Tiffany Zook
Yes, please! We buy this all the time at the bakery, I've never attempted making it. Here goes nothing...
Julie Rose
This sounds intense!
CB Palent
This is so easy to make. Delicious too. Definitely not for those watching calories or sugar! Hardest part is deciding how big the poke holes should be and what to use to make them
Elisa Schmitz
We're so glad you enjoyed this easy, delicious cake recipe, CB Palent ! Thank you for letting us know you liked it. So funny about the size of the poke holes and what to use! I often use the end of a wooden mixing spoon. What did you end up using??
CB Palent
I used a small spreader like you would put out for a spreadable cheese. I thought about a chopstick but it would take too long!
Elisa Schmitz
Good idea! A chopstick is another good idea (I like that it's a bit smaller than my wooden spoon). Thanks for the suggestions, CB Palent !

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