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I adapted this recipe from one I found on Martha Stewart's website. I also picked up some gorgeously ripe summer berries from Whole Foods to top the homemade whipped cream frosting. So good, so easy, such a hit! Everyone loved the cake & it was the perfect end to a great dinner at Las Palmas. Recipe & photos below...
Happy Birthday, Meg - cheers to the best year yet! xoxo
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Tres Leches Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting + Summer Berries
- 1 stick butter, melted & then cooled to room temp
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp sea salt (regular salt is fine too)
- 3/4 c sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 12-oz can evaporated milk
For Whipped Frosting
- 2 c heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 c sugar
For Fruit Topping
- 1 package fresh strawberries, rinsed & sliced
- 1 package fresh blackberries, rinsed
*OR substitute any kind of fruit your little heart desires
Preheat over to 350° and grease a square 11 x 11" inch metal baking pan, or a 9 x 13" baking dish.
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder and sea salt - set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 3/4 c sugar and eggs together on high speed until pale & thick (about 4 mins). Add the vanilla and mix to incorporate. With the mixer turned to low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 parts, stopping the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition. Stop mixer - using a spatula, fold in the melted butter until incorporated. Transfer the batter to your baking dish. Bake for 15 mins, then turn dish in oven and bake for another 15-20 mins or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Once out of the oven & while cake is still warm, poke holes all over the top of the cake using a wooden skewer.
In a medium bowl whisk together the condensed & evaporated milks. Pour mixture all over the top of the cake & let cool to room temperature (about 1 hour).
In an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream & 1/4 c sugar together on medium high speed until peaks form & the consistency is like whip cream (should be somewhat stiff so it's able to spread like frosting, but still light & fluffy). Once cake has cooled, frost with whipped cream and decorate with the fresh fruit of your choice. Refrigerate cake until ready to be served, or serve immediately.
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