This is such a simple and nice looking dessert that anyone can make it. Once you follow the boxed cake directions and bake it, then mix the 3-milks and done!
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 1 hour
Approximate Cost: $10.39 or $1.30 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: For Gluten Free (PLEASE USE A GF BOX CAKE MIX)
Part A. Ingredients for the Cake: ($2.75)
1 box of French Vanilla cake (or any Gluten Free boxed cake) ($1.25)
3 eggs (.40)
1/4 vegetable oil (I love and always use peanut oil) (.75)
1 cup of evaporated milk (or fat free regular milk) (.35)
Part B. Ingredients for the 3-LECHES: ($5.30)
1 (12 oz.) can of evaporated milk ($1.50)
1 (14 oz.) can of condensed milk ($1.90)
1 (13.5 oz.) can of Coconut Milk (YOU ARE ONLY USING 2/3 CUP) ($1.90)
Part C. Ingredients-Frosting (Optional, you can eat the cake without it)($2.34)
1 Pint of Heavy Cream (or whipped cream) ($1.74)
Any fresh fruits of your choice (.60)
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Spray an 8" x 11" or meatloaf type baking pan, or smaller designed pans for individual servings with Baking Cooking Spray.
Prepare the cake according to the pack directions, however, replacing the ingredients listed on Part A, Cake list for GLUTEN FREE. (Always check for doneness inserting a toothpick that should come out clean, remember all ovens cook differently.)
When done, let it cool completely before pouring the 3-LECHES mix.
To prepare the TRES LECHES, add all the ingredients listed on Part B, whisk and refrigerate. When the cake(s) is cooled, poke holes throughout and pour the milk mix to allow it to absorb it. It will take several small pouring’s to accomplish a super moist cake.
When ready to serve, top it with Cool Whip or prepare the frosting (or any other topping), as listen under Part C. It takes just few minutes.
Serve and garnish with strawberries or any fruit of your choice.
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