Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • 8 servings

Tres leches cakes or three milk cake is a perfect treat for all those chocolate lovers out there. It has a soft, fluffy base, and a delicious chocolate-flavored whipped cream on top. Its chocolate and coffee flavors work very well together, but we bet you all knew that by now.

Ingredients Needed for Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

1 cup coffee
4 ounces of butter
5 eggs
1 cup milk
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cups of flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 ounces of chocolate, shredded
1 cup unsweetened condensed milk
1 cup chocolate milk
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder

How to Cook Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

  1. Mix the hot coffee and butter in a bowl.
  2. Add the eggs in a large bowl.
  3. Add the sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Set up your mixer and mix everything until you obtain a smooth liquid mixture.
  4. Separately, mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Add the obtained dry mixture into the egg mixture 1 tablespoon at a time, while whisking in the process.
  6. Set up your mixer and mix until smooth. Pour the mixture in a round baking dish, approximately 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter. Evenly spread half of the shredded chocolate.
  7. Slide the tray into the oven and bake it for the next 50 minutes at 360 degrees F/180 degrees C.
  8. Next, mix all of the condensed milk (both sweetened and unsweetened) and chocolate milk in a large bowl. Leave aside.
  9. Mix the whipping cream with 2 tablespoons of cocoa until stiff peaks appear.
  10. Remove the cake out of the oven and pinch its surface with a fork.
  11. Add 2-3 tablespoons of chocolate milk mixture over the cake and evenly spread the whipping cream with a cake spatula.
  12. Top it with the remaining shredded chocolate and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

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