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Abear 09-02-2004 03:35 AM

Tres Leches Cake
 
as posted by Jeannie :) :)


TRES LECHES CAKE- 8 servings

1 cup white sugar
5 egg yolks
5 egg whites
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 pint heavy whipping cream
10 maraschino cherries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter
and flour bottom of a 9 inch spring form pan.

Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light in color
and doubled in volume.

Stir in milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder.

In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form.
Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until firm
but not dry.

Fold egg whites into yolk mixture.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F (175
degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tester
inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Allow to cool 10 minutes.
Loosen edge of cake with knife before removing side of
pan.

Cool cake completely; place on a deep serving plate.

Use a two prong meat fork or cake tester to pierce
surface of cake.

Mix together condensed milk, evaporated milk and 1/4
cup of the whipping cream.
Discard 1 cup of the measured milk mixture or cover
and refrigerate.
Pour remaining milk mixture over cake slowly until
absorbed.
Whip the remaining whipping cream until it thickens
and reaches spreading consistency.
Frost cake with whipped cream and garnish with cherries.


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