Cinco De Mayo Recipe- Tres Leches Cake Recipe

This post about Tres Leches Cake Recipe is sponsored by Horizon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

My neighbor had recently told me about a Tres Leche cake she made for her Cinco De Mayo supper club. I must have been drooling as she was talking, as she sent me the recipe after we left each other.

 While we are eating fewer sweets this month, we wanted to make sure we used quality organic ingredients when we could.  

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

Cinco De Mayo may be a few months away, but now is the time to test out recipes.

 Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

We adapted the tres leches recipe to use organic milk, Heavy whipping cream eggs, sugar, and flour.

The cake batter is very different than a typical cake recipe.  Because you are separating eggs and beating egg whites into the batter you get this fluffy consistency.  But No need to wait for Cinco De Mayo,  this would make a great ending to any Fiesta.

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk
This is a fluffy batter so spread out as carefully as possible.
Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

Be sure to put your timer on for 24 minutes as this cake got brown quickly.

Allow the pastel de tres leches to cool completely before putting the three kinds of milk together!

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

Allow the cake to sit in the fridge for at least one hour to allow the milky goodness to soak in.

Whip up your homemade whipping cream.  Skip the stuff in the tub and use fresh ingredients for this cake. I like to have the beater and bowl cold before beating!

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

We sprinkled our tres leches cake with some cinnamon but you could do chocolate shavings too. 

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

This is not a hard cake to make, and there are ways to make it using organic products while not spending too much.  Obviously, milk is the key to Tres Leches cake so we bought Horizon Organic Grassfed Milk as well as other organic ingredients at Walmart.

Why we love Horizon Grassfed Milk

  • With access to shade, shelter, fresh air and clean drinking water—we believe their cows live happier lives
  • Horizon cows are certified organic grassfed and spend time on lush pastures where they graze freely.
  • Made without GMOs—even their  cows eat organic
  • They raise their  cows humanely and don’t use antibiotics or growth hormones* 

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 Three Milks or Tres Leches Cake Recipe 

Tres Leche Cake Recipe with Horizon Grassfed Milk

Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

A tres Leche cake made with organic grass fed milk. Sponge cake with milk toppings


  • 1 cup Organic All-purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 5 whole Organic Eggs- separated 
  • 1 cup Organic Sugar, Divided
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Horizon Grassfed Milk
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can Sweetened, Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup Organic Horizon Grassfed Milk 
  • _____
  • 1 pint Organic Heavy Cream, For Whipping
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch pan liberally until coated.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Separate eggs.

Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar on high speed until yolks are pale yellow. Stir in milk and vanilla. Pour egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir very gently until combined.

Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form. With the mixer on, pour in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until egg whites are stiff but not dry.

Fold egg white mixture into the batter very gently until just combined. Pour into prepared pan and spread to even out the surface.

Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow cake to cool completely.

Combine condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in a small pitcher. When cake is cool, pierce the surface with a fork several times. Slowly drizzle all but about 1 cup of the milk mixture—try to get as much around the edges of the cake as you can.

Allow the cake to absorb the milk mixture fo at least 1 hour, or overnight. 

To ice the cake, whip 1 pint heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of sugar until thick and spreadable.

  1. Spread over the surface of the cake. Sprinkle cake with cinnamon or shaved chocolate

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Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1 piece
Amount Per Serving Calories 295Total Fat 10.4g

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