Unorganized Cooking: Tres Leches


If only my baking powder was not expired this would’ve came out spongy. Hello again back to Unorganized Cooking where in this article I lose every microscopic molecule of patience over a bunch of eggs.


  • 5 eggs
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Baking Powder (and hopefully not expired)
  • Condensed Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Milk
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Vanilla Extract

Baking Time + Preparation: 4 hours


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients with 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2tspn. of salt, and 1 and 1/2tspn. of baking powder.
  2. Now with the wet ingredients, separate the egg whites from the egg yolks.
  3. Mix the egg yolks with 3/4 cup of sugar until it is pale yellow.
  4. Mix 1/2 cup of sugar with the egg whites until you get stiff peaks. Even if you use an electric beater set to wumbo it still feels like purgatory.
  5. Slowly incorporate flour into the egg yolks, followed by the egg whites.
  6. Apply exactly one cup of milk
  7. Now that the cake batter is set, pour in 2tspn. of vanilla extract and 1/2 that of cinnamon
  8. Grease the baking pan
  9. Pour in the cake batter
  10. Bake in a preheated oven for 30min., or until the batter does not stick to the prongs of a fork or a wood skewer
  11. You know that guisado that the cake swims in? The next thing to make is the syrup. Stir together 1 can of evaporated milk, 1 can condensed, and 1/3 milk together. That condensed milk takes way too long to get established.
  12. Oh yeah, also stir it with vanilla extract
  13. Wait for the cake to cool down and poke holes in it with a fork. Pour the syrup and let it seep through to the bottom of the cake. Not all will be used. Also, don’t worry if the moisture of the syrup flay the skin from the top of the cake, that will be fixed shortly after.
  14. Refrigerate the cake for approximately 1 hour.
  15. In the meantime, beat 2 cups of heavy whipping cream and sugar until you get a frosting.
  16. Now that the cake is cooled down, apply an even coating of the frosting and level it with a spatula.

You are just about done. I didn’t have strawberries, so I improvised with raspberries and it goes quite nicely with the cake. Like I said, it would not have looked so flat had I used fresh baking powder. Had I let that electric beater go on any longer my hearing would’ve been downgraded several decibels.