Three Milk Cake

Our housewarming BBQ was this past weekend and I took the opportunity to make 2 new cake/dessert recipes….

Ones that have been sitting in the pile begging to be tried!!

This one, was in the Olive Magazine (January 2013 issue) in the Mexico section – and is made using three different types of milk (condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk) – and according to the article is traditionally served at weddings and christenings.

Evaporated milk started a bit of a discussion – because some of the folk at the BBQ had never heard of this before. Essentially a *dehydrated* milk which is normally a canned product with 60% of the water removed from the milk. While condensed milk required less processing due to the added sugar (which in turn stops the bacterial growth)

Would I make this cake again – probably yes – as it is really really REALLY easy to make, tastes good and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients!

Three Milk Cake (pastel des tres leches)

three milk cake final

3 eggs, separated

200g sugar

130g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

125ml evaporated milk

125ml sweetened condensed milk

125ml whole milk

three milk cake ingredients

  • Gently whisk egg whites for 1-2minutes (do not over-whisk or allow to become too frothy)
  • add egg yolks and continue to whisk for a further minute
  • three milk cake mix 1
  • While whisking continuously – add vanilla, sugar, flour and baking powder in this order – allowing 1 minute between each addition
  • three milk cake mix 2
  • Pour mixture into greased springform tin and bake for 40minutes at 150C
  • three milk cake post oven
  • Allow to cool for at least 30minutes
  • Whisk together 3 milks
  • Once cake is cool, tip out of pan onto a serving dish
  • Prick holes over the top of the cake with a fork
  • Spoon milk mixture over the cake (it make look like there is too much wet milk mixture – but it does all soak up eventually)
  • Serve as is – or spoon on some whipped cream and serve with berries!
  • three milk cake final

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