This Tres Leches Cake balances the warm flavors of cinnamon and cloves with fresh strawberries and just a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.
My daughter is a Cinco de Mayo baby. At 11, she’s grown past the themed party phases of her early years (so long Disney princesses and Fancy Nancy) and moved into more “sophisticated” party ideas (which is code for whatever it takes to get her a cell phone). Oddly, we’ve never done a Cinco de Mayo themed event for her. That might need to change after trying this Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries.
For the Tres Leches newbies out there, this cake takes its name from a combination of three milks – evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream – that is poured over the cake after it finishes baking. The cake is refrigerated and soaks up the extra moisture, so you’re left with a rich, moist (obviously), homey cake. This recipe is a bit unique from others as a cinnamon stick and whole cloves are steeped with the three milks, giving the cake a warm, spicy flavor. Also, this cake is not completely frosted with whipped cream like many others. All personal preferences, but I loved how a few sweetened strawberries added freshness and chew to balance out the rich cake, and a dollop of whipped cream was the perfect amount of frosting for me.
Are there any Cinco de Mayo parties in your future? Stay with us this week as we’ll have more Mexican themed recipes coming your way to help you plan your fiesta!