Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tres Leches Cupcakes

My friend Allie had a BBQ tonight (kind of a kick off the spring/warm weather kinda thing) so I decided to make Tres Leches Cupcakes. I loooove tres leches cake as is, and I've been wanting to put it in a cupcake for awhile now. If you've never had tres leches, it is a sponge cake soaked in three different milks (hence "tres leches") which includes: heavy whipping cream, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk. It's a traditional dessert from Latin America. I topped mine off with a homemade vanilla bean whipped cream. The only thing is that you have to keep them cold and top them with the whip cream when you are about to serve them, but everyone loved them :)


  1. i love tres leches cake too, but i'm having a really hard time imagining it in a cupcake with all that wetness. i guess you're right -- you gotta keep them cold.

  2. Tres Leches is my favorite dessert, a like my very wet, uuummmm ful of milk. In a cupcake will be the perfect size.

  3. I actually baked them like a normal cupcake, took off the paper liner and transferred them to those other cups (that you see in the picture) then soaked them. They really are the perfect serving size of tres leches :) You just can't really display them all pretty (esp at a BBQ) like you would "normal" cupcakes.