Spanish Dessert Recipes

Try making delicious Spanish dessert recipes. The Tres Leches Cake recipe, popular in Latin America, uses three kinds of milk. What a great way to entice your child to consume milk. Or, make our churros recipe, and pair the delicious fried fritters with Mexican hot chocolate.

  • Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 – 12 can evaporated milk

  • For the frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    Making the Tres Leches Cake Recipe

    Combine the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the milk into the eggs. Fold in the dry ingrediends a little at a time , until well mixed.Pour into a well greased and floured 13 x 9 inch cake pan.Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry.

    After cake is completely cooled, run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake, but do not remove it from the pan. Leave the cake uncovered for 24 hours prior to soaking.


    Soaking the Cake and Assembly

    In a separate bowl, combine the milk, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Pour over the cake which should still be in the pan. Add a little at a time, until the cakes absorbs as much as possible. Chill the cake in the refrigerator, for a minimum of four hours.

    Whip the heavy cream at high speed, with an electric mixer. Add in the sugar and vanilla and beat until whipped. When the cake is finished soaking, invert it on a plate and frost the sides and top with the whipped cream. Enjoy!

    Also try churros.


    Spanish Vocabulary List

    Dessert El postre
    Three milks cake Pastel de tres leches

    Eggs Los huevos
    Flour La harina

    Vanilla La vainilla
    Sugar El azúcar
    Salt La sal
    Oil El aceite
    Sweetened Condensed Milk La leche condensada azucarada
    Evaporated milk La leche evaporada

    Cream La crema



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