MEMORIES from SEPTEMBER 2016: TRES LECHES; My Super Quick and Almost Fat-Free Dessert, and also, my Son’s Favorite!
When you can cut corners and still come out with great flavors you are allowed to celebrate like an Olympian. I haven’t met anyone who does not like desserts. Therefore, if I can make them a bit healthier, I could treat my family to sweets at least once-a-week, don't you think?
Today, I used fat free condensed milk, fat free evaporated milk, instead of full eggs I only used egg whites and for a quick easy cake, I simply used Duncan Hines French Vanilla with less peanut oil than the recipe required in the box. Now you go to the kitchen and bake some sweets; YES!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $8.63 or $1.08 per serving
Servings: 8 nice generous size pieces (or 12 small slices)
Part A. Ingredients for the Cake: ($2.75)
1 box of Duncan Hines French Vanilla cake ($1.25)
3 egg whites (.40)
1/4 vegetable oil (I love peanut oil) (.75)
1 cup of fat free regular milk (.35)
Part B. Ingredients for the 3-LECHES: ($3.99)
1 (12 oz.) can of fat free evaporated milk ($1.00)
1 (14 oz.) can of frat free condensed milk ($1.50)
1 (13.5 oz.) can of Coconut Milk (YOU ARE ONLY USING 2/3 CUP) ($1.49)
Part C. Ingredients-Frosting (Optional, you can eat the cake without it)($1.89)
1 Pint of Heavy Cream ($1.74)
2-3 tsp. of white sugar (.15)
Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Spray an 8" x 11" baking mold with Fat Free Baking Cooking Spray.
Prepare the cake according to the pack directions, however, replacing the ingredients listed on Part A, Cake list. (Always check for doneness inserting a toothpick that should come out clean, remember all ovens cook differently.)
When done, let it cool completely and poke lots of holes before pouring the 3-LECHES mix.
To prepare the TRES LECHES, add all the ingredients listed on Part B, whisk and pour over the cake.
When ready to serve, prepare the frosting or topping, listen under Part C. It takes just few minutes.
Serve and garnish with strawberries or any fruit of your choice.
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