Heavenly Tres Leches Cake: The Ultimate Dessert Recipe!

Welcome, my fellow food lovers, to my latest recipe article featuring a mouth-watering treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Today, I’m sharing with you all the secrets behind the Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake Recipe – a dessert that’s beloved by many and has been the favorite of countless Mexicans for generations.

If you’re a fan of sweet treats and indulging in far too many slices of cake, then this recipe is right up your alley. This delicious cake is a Mexican favorite – it’s a sweet and moist sponge cake that’s iced with whipped cream and topped with fresh strawberries or pineapple (or both!). The best part? It’s soaked in three kinds of milk, giving it its unique name, “Tres Leches,” or “three milks.” Trust me when I say, once you’ve tasted this cake, there will be no going back.

So sit back and get ready to learn how to make one of the most famous desserts around, courtesy of my friends from Taqueria Los Hermanos in Atlanta, GA. This restaurant has gained a reputation for being one of the best Mexican restaurants in the United States, known for their drool-worthy dishes like tacos, burritos, taquitos, and more! And let me tell you folks that their Tres Leches Cake is no exception – it’s the perfect way to end any meal.

I was fortunate enough to get my hands on their recipe and had a chance to give it a try. And let me tell you folks that it was love at first bite! I’ve never tasted such a light yet decadent cake before – one that’s soaked in condensed milk, heavy cream, and evaporated milk – making it an incredibly flavorful treat.

So without further ado folks, here’s presenting Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake Recipe – get ready to indulge in one of the most delicious cakes you’ve ever tasted!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake
Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake

Hola amigos, this is your favorite chef specializing in Brazilian and American cuisine. Today, I’m going to introduce you to a dessert that will transport your taste buds to Mexico. It’s none other than the tantalizing Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake.

Are you someone who loves cake? Do you want something that tastes heavenly with a cup of tea or coffee? If yes, then this recipe is for you! The Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake is a perfect dessert for all the sweet-toothed people out there.

First off, let me tell you why you’ll absolutely love this recipe. This sponge cake is moist, sweet, and has three types of milk in it – sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream. It’s then iced with whipped cream and topped off with strawberries and pineapples. Trust me when I say that every bite of this easy Tres Leches Cake recipe will burst with flavors that will make you crave more.

What sets it apart from other cake recipes is its intrinsic qualities – it’s not too sweet or calorie-heavy but soft, spongy and light on your stomach. Imagine the perfect combination of cake mixed with creamy sweetness! It’s no wonder that Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake has become a Mexican favorite across the United States.

So whether it’s an after-dinner treat or a birthday cake for someone special, you’ll always be prepared with this show-stopping dessert that’s sure to win hearts at any gathering. So why wait any longer? Head to the kitchen and get baking!

Ingredient List

 A slice of heaven on a plate!
A slice of heaven on a plate!

Before we dive into the Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake Recipe, let’s take a look at all the necessary Ingredients you will need to make this delicious dessert.

Here is what you will need:

Cake Base:

  • 1 package White Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs + egg whites
  • 3 cups oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream divided
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 4 cups evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz.)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Optional Toppings:

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple Chunks

Do not worry if you don’t have access to some ingredients, I would give possible substitutes in the next section.

The Recipe How-To

 The perfect dessert to sweeten up your day.
The perfect dessert to sweeten up your day.

Now, let’s get to the good stuff – making this delicious Tres Leches Cake from Taqueria Los Hermanos. Don’t be intimidated by the name! It may sound fancy, but it’s really just a simple sponge cake soaked in three types of milk. Trust me, it’s worth the effort.


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cups of water
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can of evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup of half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar for dusting

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the white cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil and water. Mix well until everything is well combined and there are no lumps in the batter.
  3. Pour the batter into the greased baking pan and bake in preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  4. While the cake is baking, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, half-and-half, heavy cream and vanilla extract in a large bowl until fully combined.
  5. Once the cake is out of the oven and still hot, poke holes all over it with a skewer or fork. Make sure to poke many holes all over so that when you pour the milk mixture on top it will be absorbed evenly.
  6. Pour the entire milk mixture onto the warm cake while it’s still in its baking pan.
  7. Let the cake absorb the milk mixture for a good 30 minutes before putting it in the fridge to cool completely.

Serving and Pairing:

Once chilled, dust the top of the cake with confectioners’ sugar before slicing and serving.

This easy and delicious Tres Leches Cake recipe is perfect for any occasion – from a family dinner to a birthday party. And if you want to give it an extra kick, serve it with some sliced strawberries or pineapple on top. You can’t go wrong with this one!

Tips for Perfect Results:

  • Poke many holes all over the cake so that the milk mixture will be absorbed evenly.
  • Let the cake cool completely before slicing into squares.
  • Top with fresh fruit for added flavor and texture.

Now that you’ve followed these simple steps, you’re well on your way to making a Taqueria Los Hermanos-style Tres Leches Cake that will have all your friends and family begging for more. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 This tres leches cake is a game-changer!
This tres leches cake is a game-changer!

Now, let’s get creative with this tres leches cake recipe and explore some substitutions and variations!

1. Fruit Variations: Instead of strawberries or pineapples, you can top your cake with any other seasonal fruits. Think of mangos, raspberries, blueberries, or kiwis to add a pop of color to your cake.

2. Vanilla Alternatives: If you’re not a fan of vanilla flavor, try experimenting with different flavors like almond extract or coconut milk. This will give your cake a unique twist while still maintaining the moist texture that makes it so delicious.

3. Evaporated Milk Alternatives: In case you don’t have evaporated milk on hand, fear not! You can use regular milk or even coconut milk as a substitute.

4. Cake Mix Alternatives: Instead of using white cake mix, you can swap it with chocolate cake mix or even a yellow cake mix to give your tres leches cake a different flavor profile.

5. Whipped Cream Toppings: While traditional recipes call for whipped cream topping, you can experiment with different toppings like chocolate ganache or cream cheese frosting to add more decadence to your dessert.

Remember, cooking is all about experimentation and creativity! So don’t be afraid to try out these substitutions and variations to make your version of the tres leches cake truly unique and one-of-a-kind.

Serving and Pairing

 A moist and creamy delight!
A moist and creamy delight!

Ready to indulge in the ultimate indulgence? Once you’ve baked your perfect Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake, you can now enjoy it on its own as a dessert, snack or even breakfast. Here are some ideas for serving and pairing to take your Tres Leches cake experience to the next level:

For a classic presentation, top the Tres Leches cake with whipped cream and garnish with fresh strawberries or pineapples. The fresh fruits complement and balance out the richness of the cake, while the whipped cream adds a lusciously light texture to the moist cake.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving your Tres Leches with warm custard sauce or caramel sauce. The contrast of the warm sauce and cool cake will create a beautifully decadent experience that is sure to impress your guests.

Alternatively, for an extra bit of crunch, sprinkle some crushed nuts like almonds or pecans over the top of your cake. The combination of the soft spongy texture of the cake and nuttiness of the crushed almonds will send your taste buds soaring.

No Tres Leches Cake is complete without a beverage pairing to match. When it comes to choosing which drink to complement your cake, you essentially have two options: something creamy or something acidic. We recommend pairing this sweet treat with coffee, spiced tea or even red wine like Zinfandel. Each sip of coffee will bring out the creamy sweetness of condensed milk in your flavorsome dessert- plus there’s nothing better than a good old traditional coffee and cake duo!

Alternatively, pairing Tres Leches Cake with an acidic drink like orange juice or lemonade provides a balanced contrast for those who prefer less sweet drinks.

The beauty of serving and pairing your Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake is that there are endless possibilities! Whatever you decide to pair it with we guarantee that it will still be the show-stopping dessert. So go ahead, have a slice of this one-of-a-kind Tres Leches Cake and savor every bite!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The milkiest, cake-iest cake around!
The milkiest, cake-iest cake around!

Now that you’ve made this delicious Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake, you might be wondering how to store it and reheat it. Don’t worry, amigos, I’ve got you covered!

First of all, you can definitely make this cake ahead of time, which is great if you have a busy schedule or want to save time on the day of serving. Simply bake the cake as directed in the recipe and then let it cool completely before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge. This will keep the cake moist and fresh.

When it comes time to serve the cake, you have a few options. You could slice the cake and serve it chilled straight from the fridge. Or, if you prefer your cake at room temperature or slightly warm, you can remove it from the fridge about an hour before serving to let it come to room temperature.

If you want to reheat individual slices of the cake, you can pop them in the microwave for about 15-30 seconds until they are just warm. Don’t overdo it though, or your cake might become tough and chewy instead of soft and moist.

One more tip – if you have leftover whipped cream, don’t store it on top of the cake as it will make the cake soggy. Instead, store any leftover whipped cream in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Now that you know how to store and reheat this delicious Tres Leches Cake, there’s no excuse not to make extra! This way, you can enjoy a slice (or two) whenever your sweet tooth calls.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that you know how to make a delicious Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake, let’s talk about some tips to ensure that your cake turns out perfect every time. Here are my expert tips and recommendations for making the best Tres Leches Cake:

1. Let The Cake Cool Completely

Once you take the cake out of the oven, it is essential to let it cool completely before adding the milk mixture. The milk mixture will not soak into a warm cake properly, and it can lead to a soggy texture.

2. Pierce The Cake’s Surface Unto the Bottom

Before pouring the milk mixture over the cake, use a fork or skewer to pierce small holes all over the surface – right down to the bottom of the pan. This will help the milk mixture absorb evenly throughout the cake and make it moist.

3. Use Room Temperature Milk Mixture

Make sure that your tres leches mixture is at room temperature before pouring it onto the cooled cake. If you poured cold milk over warm cake, you may risk curdling or unevenly hydration of your sponge cake.

4. Chill Before Icing And Serving

Your tres leches cake will be moist and tender after being soaked in milk mixture,and cutting into it before letting it chill may ruin its structural integrity. Chilling for 2-3 hours or overnight can help set up the sweetness and prevent its easy crumbling when slicing.

5. Decorate Last Minute

I suggest decorating with whipped cream and fresh strawberries right before serving as it can soften or even melt when left under room temperature for an extended period of time.

By following these tips,You’ll get a Tres Leches Cake like Taqueria Los Hermanos in Atlanta GA does!


Before we wrap up, let me address some of the most frequently asked questions about this delicious Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake Recipe. I know that sometimes making a new recipe can raise some doubts, but don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Here are the answers to some commonly asked clarifications.

What is tres leches frosting made of?

This delectable cake is drenched in three different milk varieties – evaporated milk, heavy whipping cream, and sweetened condensed milk.

Why is my tres leches cake not soaking?

If your tres leches cake is struggling to soak up the milk mixture, it’s likely that the batter was mixed too much. Overmixing can affect the cake’s fluffy and porous texture, turning it into a dense and heavy block that is not capable of absorbing the liquid effectively. Don’t forget to poke the cake all over with a skewer to help it take in the milk mixture.

Why is tres leches so wet?

Tres leches cake is distinct from other cakes due to the way the milk infiltrates and saturates the cake, rendering it incredibly moist. Typically, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and cream are utilized in most recipes, though milk can sometimes serve as a substitute for cream.

How do you keep tres leches from getting soggy?

Preparing the perfect cake soaked in tres leches requires a delicate balance. It’s important to avoid excessive saturation that could cause the cake to deflate or become mushy. Therefore, we’ve adjusted the recipe by reducing the quantity of the three milks by half a cup to ensure the cake has just the right amount of liquid to stay moist without becoming soggy.

Bottom Line

In closing, I urge you to try out this amazing Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake recipe. With its delicious combination of sweet and creamy flavors, it is sure to delight every palate. And the best part is that it is easy to make and requires only a few readily available ingredients.

Whether you are looking for a quick and easy dessert for your family or want to impress your friends with your baking skills, this recipe is just what you need. So don’t hesitate any longer, gather your ingredients and get ready for an unforgettable taste experience.

Remember, this cake may have originated in Mexico, but it has quickly become a favorite dessert in the United States. And with so many variations and substitutions available, you can make it your own and experiment with different flavors.

So go ahead and indulge yourself with this moist and rich cake that will satisfy even the most demanding sweet tooth. Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake will not disappoint you.

Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake

Taqueria Los Hermanos Tres Leches Cake Recipe

made with a cake mix with strawberries and pineapple . this is my son daves favorite kinda cake
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Calories 541.2 kcal


  • 18 1/4 ounces white cake mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream, divided
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup strawberry, chopped


  • make cake according to instructions with the egg whites and oil
  • cool completely.
  • ina bowl combine3/4 cup cream half and half and canned milk
  • with a knife score the cake so liquid can penatrate.
  • gradually pour the milk mixture over the cake spread evenly.
  • set aside.
  • with mixer mix the remaining cream vanilla and sugar
  • to spreading consistancy.
  • spread over cake
  • arrange pinapple and strawberries
  • chillc at least 1 hour before serving.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 191gCalories: 541.2kcalCarbohydrates: 53.8gProtein: 6.4gFat: 34.2gSaturated Fat: 15.1gCholesterol: 77.4mgSodium: 408.6mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36.6g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Mexican
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Dora is a chef well-versed in Brazilian and American cuisine. After a hard day's work in the kitchen of her restaurant, she finds the time to jot down recipes for her food blog. Her recipes are sure to delight foodies everywhere, as she strives to make each one unique and enjoyable to read.