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Heavenly Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches Cake

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Get ready to indulge in the rich and creamy delight of this outstanding and super easy Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches Cake.

Taste the Berrylicious Dream with our Tres Leches Cake

A Tres leches cake, dulce de tres leches, also known as pan tres leches or simply tres leches, is a sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and whole milk. Tres leches is a very light cake, with many air bubbles.

This heavenly dessert is a perfect combination of fluffy sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk, layered with whipped cream, and topped with fresh strawberries. Don’t miss out on this scrumptious treat that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth and make your taste buds dance with joy! Order now and treat yourself or your loved ones to this irresistible dessert!

Read all about The Origins of Tres Leches Cake here

Should you let tres leches sit overnight and how long does it take for tres leches to absorb milk?

Yes, authentic Tres Leches Cake is traditionally served cold. It is best to make it a day ahead of time so it can sit in the refrigerator overnight and absorb all of the liquid.

Typically, Tres leches cake needs at least 2 hours in the fridge to soak up the delicious sweet milk mixture, but if you have even longer that’s better.

Does tres leches cake go in the fridge or freezer?

Store Tres Leches Cake in the refrigerator, covered, for 3-5 days. Tres Leches Cake should be tightly covered and stored in the refrigerator. It is good for up to five days – if it lasts that long!

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Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches Cake

Heavenly Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches Cake

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Assembling and resting: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 34 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 54 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cubes depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy


Indulge in the sweet symphony of Strawberry and Cream Tres Leches Cake! A luscious treat that combines the freshness of strawberries, the richness of the cream, and the delight of tres leches cake. Perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings or for making any occasion extra special. Don’t miss out on this heavenly dessert! Treat yourself today


Units Scale


  • 1 box vanilla cake mix (don’t follow package directions)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream



  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 lb fresh strawberry stems removed, chopped/thinly sliced



  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, and sour cream.
  3. Whisk or beat with a hand mixer until well combined.
  4. Butter or spray with a non-stick sprayed 13”x9” baking dish.
  5. Pour in and evenly spread the cake batter.
  6. Bake for 30-34 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. While the cake is still warm, poke holes evenly over the entire surface – use the back of the mixing spoon.


  1. While the cake is baking, make the tres leches topping.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash strawberries and sugar together with a potato masher or fork until there are no large strawberry pieces remaining.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk and the strawberries until smooth.
  4. Add evaporated milk and half and half and whisk again until well combined.
  5. Once the cake has finished baking and holes have been poked, evenly pour the tres leches topping over the entire cake.


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. Beat on high speed with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  3. Once the cake has completely cooled, evenly spread the whipped topping on top. Cover/decorate with chopped/sliced strawberries.
  4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  5. Best if it sits overnight.
  6. Slice and serve garnished as desired.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Gwen from  SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 353
  • Sugar: 27.5 g
  • Sodium: 230.9 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 39.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 73.4 mg
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