Milagro Modern Mexican’s Tres Leches Cake

Milagro Modern Mexican’s Tres Leches Cake
tres leches cake photo by carmen troesser

The tres leches cake at Milagro Modern Mexican soaks up a sweet, thick cream mixture that’s so addictive, Sauce reader Susan Dayton had to have the recipe. What time is dessert, Ms. Dayton?

Editor's note: Milagro Modern Mexican has closed.


3 cups cake flour
2½ tsp. baking powder
2 sticks (1 cup) butter
1¾ cups sugar
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
4 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
Whipped cream and fresh berries or berry syrup, to garnish


• Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-by-8-inch cake pan.

• In a large bowl, sift together the cake flour and baking powder. Set aside.

• In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until creamed, about 1 minute. With the mixer running, slowly add the sugar until well combined. Add the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Slowly add the flour mixture, occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk and mix until the batter is smooth.

• Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake 25 minutes.

• Meanwhile, prepare the tres leches mix. In a large bowl, stir together the heavy cream, condensed milk and evaporated milk until well combined. Set aside.

• Remove the cake from the pan and place on a rack to cool. Once cool, place the cake on a serving plate. Poke several holes in the top with a skewer or fork. Pour the tres leches mix over the cake, allowing it to soak in.

• Serve with whipped cream and fresh berries or berry syrup.

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