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  • Dessert

    Berry Tres Leches Cake

  • 12


  • 4.5

    Hours Total Time

  • 20


  • Tres Leches Cake with Vanilla Frosting and strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries on top. On a blue plate.


  • CAKE
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cubed (plus extra to grease pan)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup mixed berries


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 

Melt butter with whole milk and 1 tablespoon vanilla in a pan over medium-low heat, being careful not to burn. Set aside and let cool. 

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl, then whisk in sugar until dissolved. Thoroughly add in wet mix from step 1. 

In a separate mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add to wet batter. 

Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with Butter, then pour in batter. Bake for 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, pour the condensed milk into a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil over medium-low heat. Mix in strawberries, blueberries and raspberries, then add evaporated milk, heavy cream and vanilla extract. 

Using a wooden spoon handle or something similar, poke holes in the cake 1-2 inches apart. Pour the berry-milk mixture over the cake, making sure the cake is completely covered. Refrigerate for 3 hours. 

Shortly before serving, make the frosting: In a bowl, combine heavy cream, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer or a whisk until stiff peaks form. Spread the frosting over the cake, then top with mixed berries.

Recipe created by Real California Milk.