Friday, May 2, 2014

Tres Leches Cake

To Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I am having a slice of Tres Leches Cake and a cup of Mixed Berry Zinger tea, and serving everything with my Fiesta Ware dishes.  I love mixing and matching the fun colors. 

I covered a canning jar with some lace that I already had and just added a ribbon trim.  The confetti flowers are from the grocery store and pick up the colors in my fun dishes. 

This Tres Leches Cake was found on the Betty Crocker website and it's perfect for the ending of  a Cinco de Mayo  meal.  It's an easy cake and oh, so moist.  One bite will send you to saying mucho bueno!!

1 box super moist yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 cup whole milk or evaporated milk
1 cup whipping cream
1  tub of whipped fluffy white frosting (I used Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees  (325 for dark or nonstick pan). Grease and flour or spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.
  4.  In large bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk, whole milk and whipping cream. Carefully pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until mixture is absorbed into cake. Frost with frosting. Store covered in refrigerator.
I am sharing this with:

Fresh Cut Friday


  1. I LOVE your speckled flowers Kitty! I'd have to pick some up if I saw them. The cake sounds tasty, I'll bet there's a lot of Cinco de Mayo fun in Texas-enjoy:@)

  2. I don't think there is anything that you make that I wouldn't love. Happy Cinco de Mayo! This cake looks wonderful! xo

  3. A delicious cake... from a mix! Usually, when I come here I think "Hello Kitty". This recipe makes me think "Hellooooo Debbie" instead. Grin.

  4. A festive table and yummy looking cake. The comment above made me smile. :-)

  5. That cake looks simply wonderful - I would LOVE a piece, just look at that frosting!

  6. Very festive Kitty! Your flowers are lovely, love the speckle on them. I could seriously eat a big slice of this cake! I baked one once for work, one co-worker complained it was too wet. lol! xo

  7. What a yummy cake! Love your dishes and the flowers are beautiful!! What a fun post!!!

  8. Stop it!!! You're killin' me here! Literally...killin' me!!! I can feel my arteries hardening just by reading the recipe!!! But I'm going to bake it anyway! (Tee hee hee!) I wonder how it would taste with a burnt sugar or caramel frosting??? I'm just addin' to the fat and calories, I suppose, but what the's Cinco de Mayo!!!!!!!!

    Pinning it! Will let you know how it turns out!

  9. It looks yummy, but by the ingredients it's decadent!

  10. Oh my! That is a very special cake!

  11. Oh, yum! Tres Leches Cake is a treat indeed!

  12. The cake sounds amazing Kitty - I'm going to try it - thank you!!!
    What a pretty bunch of flowers - I haven't heard of Confetti flowers before!

    Wishing you a very happy Month of May.

  13. Whipping cream and condensed milk - whoohoo, I am "in"!! That recipe sounds delicious and I guess it cannot hurt to eat just one piece for Cinco de Mayo! Love your pretty flowers and that touch of lace - soooo pretty!!

  14. Hello Kitty!
    I love what you did with your jar. So sweet! Thank you for sharing for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)

  15. Hi Kitty,
    Love your bright and perky tea table. The confetti flowers are perfect with your pretty dishware and the cake; Mmm! I love adding lace to jars. Canning jars are so much fun to dress up, aren't they? Thanks for coming for tea and have a beautiful day, my friend. And yes, I will share my Ginger muffin recipe later this week.


  16. Hi Kitty,
    I love your bright Fiesta dishes. Your flowers are so pretty with the multi-coloured sparkles! I would love to try that cake but I am trying to watch my waist line before my son's wedding. Have a wonderful week! Karen

  17. Your flowers are gorgeous, sweet friend, and I love the vase :) The cake sounds and looks quite tasty...I would love a slice right now!

    Love and hugs to you!

  18. Love the sound of that cake! Must try it!!!!!!! And the confetti flowers, I will have to look for some

  19. What a cute idea to do a Cinco de Mayo tea! Great use of Fiesta dishes. The cake looks delicious--thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. Hello Kitty,
    I have never seen "speckled" flowers before! They look really pretty!
    Your Cinco de Mayo tea is fab. I forgot all about it this year, so I am living vicariously through your tea time today : )
    I think I would love a slice of your cake! Yum!

  21. Hi Kitty,
    I love how you decorated your table! So many bright colors to celebrate with! The cake sounds so yummy! Happy Mother's Day to you, my friend!
    Hugs, Nancy

  22. Hi Kitty: I love that cake and yours looks do good. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Blessings, Martha

  23. Your cake sounds delicious and so easy too Kitty! Love your jar of confetti flowers ♥

  24. Well, I just gained 15 lbs reading this! :) This cake is a must ~ thanks so much for sharing. I love the Fiesta dishes too and the flowers are perfect!


  25. Hi Kitty,
    Your table is so festive and we just love Tres Leches Cake, we will be right over, save me a slice. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  26. Kitty I love Tres Leches Cake! Have never tried making it. Glad to have this recipe! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  27. Looks so yummy.

    - Alma, the Tablescaper


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