Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Tres Leches/ White Russian Cake

In our household we are big fans of Tres Leches cake, and also bowling. So for Eric's birthday, my friend Kara and I decided to modify the traditional recipe by adding Kahlua as an ode to his hero, The Dude. This is the original, basic Tres Leches recipe that we used (after testing two others). If you want to try the White Russian version, substitute Kahlua for the rum, and also add some to the whipped cream for a bonus! This cake gets better and better the longer it sits, so make sure to save some for leftovers.

One recipe of yellow cake (we tried two from scratch but ended up liking the Duncan Hines cake mix best!)
1 12 oz can of evaporated milk
1 14 oz can condensed milk
1 C half and half
3/4 C white rum
2 C whipping cream
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Bake the cake and let cool. Mix together the evaporated milk, condensed milk, half and half, and rum, and pour over the cake. Cover and let soak in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, until all the liquid is absorbed. Before serving, whip the cream with the vanilla and sugar and spread over the top of the cake. Serve with strawberries. Yum!

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