Nicaraguan Three Milk Cake by Marlen

posted by Marlen 04-12-101 7:16 AM

Three Milk Cake (Tres Leches Cake)

For the cake:
6 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup melted butter

For the crema de leches (milk cream):
1 (14 oz.) can condensed milk
1 (12 oz,) can evaporated milk
1 cup milk
3 egg whites
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg

For frosting for top of cake:
You can use marshmallow cream, Cool Whip or real whipped cream). Sprinkle with chopped nuts.

For the cake: Beat eggs and sugar by hand for one minute. Place in a double boiler. Heat until hot (do not boil). Beat until double in size, approximately 10 minutes, very slowly adding flour and melted butter. Make sure everything is well mixed. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes in a greased glass dish (approximately 9x11").

For the milk cream: Place 3 cups milk and sugar in a 2 quart pan and bring to a boil. Separately, beat well the egg whites and 1/2 cup milk. Add very slowly to the hot mixture, mixing well. Bring to a boil again. Remove from heat, add nutmeg.

While cake is warm, poke holes about 1/2" with the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour milk mixture over cake, making sure cake is well saturated.

Frost as desired. Refrigerate. Do not freeze.

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