How to make Chuy's Tres Leches Cakes

Posted on Nov 13 2019 by Aaron Heldt

How to make Chuy's Tres Leches Cakes

The friendly, energetic Chefs at Chuy’s taught students how to bake a melt-in-your-mouth sweet sponge cake, soaked in “three milks” (literal Spanish translation). Want to make this? Here is the recipe. 

      Eggs 12 ea.

Separate whites from yolks – hold whites for later use.

2.      Sugar 3 cups

Add sugar to yolks and beat with hand mixer until smooth.

3.      Flour 3 cups

4.      Baking Powder 1TB + 1 ½ tsp

5.      Vanilla 1TB + 1 ½ tps

6.      Whole Milk 1 ½ cups

Add flour, baking powder, vanilla, milk, and mix well to form cake batter.

7.      Egg Whites 12ea

8.      Salt ¼ tsp

In a new bowl whip the egg whites and salt until form peak.

GENTLY fold egg whites into cake batter with a rubber spatula.

9.      Margarine 1TBS + 1 ½ tsp

Grease pan with margarine and pour in cake batter with a rubber spatula. Bake at 350 for approx. 30-40 min. Insert a toothpick to check for doneness.

Remove cake from oven and poke holes every inch with a small knife.

10.  Evaporated Milk 14 oz can 3ea

11.  Condensed Milk, 14oz can 1 ½ ea

12.  Heavy Cream 3cups

13.  Vanilla 1 TB

Combine ingredients and mix well. Pour this mixture over the cake. Cool down for 24 hrs before cutting cake.

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