English 03, Section M05B
24 September 2012
How to make a Tres Leches Cake
Making a Tres Leches Cake takes careful preparation and basic baking knowledge. Tres Leches Cake is very popular in many parts of Latin America. It is usually served as a dessert and made for celebrations and special occasions. But the place it is originated from is disputed over. No matter where it is from though, it is very delicious. In English, it is translated into Three Milks Cake. It actually has four milks in it, but that just if you want to get all technical. This particular recipe yields one -9x13 inch cake and serves twenty-four. For a party or celebration, it would be a perfect choice to make. In my opinion, I could probably eat it every day! But that wouldn’t be healthy at all. To make this cake, first buy the ingredients. The ingredients are: all-purpose flour, baking powder, unsalted butter, white sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, whole milk, 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk, 1 (12 fluid ounce) can of evaporated milk, and heavy whipping cream. It is important to make sure to have all of the necessary ingredients before starting the cake. Also have a -9x13 inch cake pan for the cake. First preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour the 9x13 inch baking pan. Next, sift 1 and 1/2 cups of flour and 1 teaspoon of baking powder together in a bowl and set aside. Then get another bowl and cream the butter or margarine and the 1 cup of sugar together until fluffy. It should be a light yellowy color. After that, add 5 eggs one by one, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract; beat well. Now add the flour mixture to the butter mixture two tablespoons at a time. Mix until well blended. When it is well blended, pour the batter into the prepared pan. Finally place it in the oven and bake it at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. While that is baking, get out the ingredients needed for the soaking of the cake. In a pitcher or...
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