Monday, February 8, 2010

Tres Leches Cake

Ree Drummond (otherwise known as The Pioneer Woman) is one of the reigning queens of the internet (or should be), and her site has been one of my very favorites for as long as I can remember. This cake, though, transcends the "great recipe" category in my mental file and reaches the level of life-changing. And for a dessert that contains not a single bit of chocolate...that is a truly exceptional statement coming from me.

I followed the recipe almost exactly, except that rather than removing the cake from the pan after cooling, I loosened the edges but left it in the pan to more easily soak up the milk mixture. I know that cakes of this type are often served with fruit, and Ree tops hers with maraschino cherries, but I actually think it's truly perfect on it's own, with the slightly-sweetened whipped cream spread overtop.

I need another occasion to make this again. Soon!

Tres Leches Cake - recipe link - The Pioneer Woman


Anonymous said...

lor- i am salivating right about now (as is josiah but i think that is just from the profuse amount of thumb sucking, but i could be wrong) and thinking about an excuse to make these. My mom's b-day is coming up in a few weeks, can i hold out that long? jjjjjjj (that is from josiah, his favorite letter to find on the keyboard)

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