Tres Leche Cake for Trinity Sunday

Earlier this month we made an easy and delicious Tres Leche cake as part of our Cinco de Mayo dinner.   It would be a great option this coming weekend in honor of "Trinity Sunday!"

I based it off of this recipe but made some alterations (mostly to make less sugary and cut out some unnecessary fat) so my version is below:

Tres Leche Cake

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup white sugar
5 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups skim milk
1/2 of a 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1-2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkling of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Cream butter or margarine and the 1 cup sugar together until fluffy. Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 2 tablespoons at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce cake several times with a fork.Cool cake.
  6. Combine the skim milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
  7. Whip whipping cream, 1-2 tablespoons of sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of cake. Sprinkle top of cake with cinnamon. Be sure and keep cake refrigerated, enjoy!
This cake would also be good for celebrating the feast of our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego.

Our Lady of Guadalupe & Saint Juan Diego, 
patron saints of Mexico, 
Pray for us!

*Additional recipes for Trinity Sunday can be found in the archives. Pin It


  1. I love tres leche cake! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  2. Oh, oh, oh, it is 6:51 a.m. and my mouth is watering. This is not good. :) I just discovered an Emeril recipe in my son's book for a tres leche yesterday...must be the Spirit calling. :)

  3. This sounds fantastic! I will have to try it.