Sunday, September 8, 2013

Semolina Tres Leches Cake Recipe


Tres leches cake

A tres leches cake involves soaking a basic cake in three kinds of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. For the purposes of this recipe, cream is considered milk.

I made a semolina cake instead of a basic cake. Semolina gives a nice texture to cakes, and it is especially appealing in cakes that require soaking, such as Semolina Lemon Coconut Cake and Semolina Yogurt Cake.

Tres leches cake

Ingredients
1 cup semolina
½ cup sugar
1-1½ cups milk
½ cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt

For the Syrup
12 oz. evaporated milk
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
½ cup heavy cream or plain milk

Ingredients
1.      Beat eggs and sugar until sugar has dissolved
2.      Add yogurt and oil and mix well.
3.      Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine. Start by adding a liter of milk and add more if the batter is not runny enough. Semolina absorbs a lot of moisture so if the batter turns out to be too runny, don't worry.
4.      Line a 8×8 pan with baking paper and pour batter in it.
5.      Bake at 175°C/350°F until golden brown and delicious, about 25-30 minutes.
6.      Let the cake cool to room temperature. Thoroughly pierce the cake with a fork and
7.      Mix the syrup ingredients and pour over the cake. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Occasionally, spoon the syrup that has runoff back onto the cake.

19 comments:

  1. I have a tres leches sitting in my refrigerator right now...

    I like the semolina cake version. It seems like that is a great choice to hold up to the amount of liquid these cakes get soaked in.

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  2. That cake must have been deliciously moist.

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  3. I have been meaning to try a tres leche cake forever
    I love the idea of making it with semolina

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  4. I was JUST looking for a tres leches cake recipe. We had it in Costa Rica, but I have never found a recipe. I'll definitely give this a try. Thanks for sharing it with the SRC.

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  5. I've never made a tres leches cake, but this looks awesome!

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  6. I love tres leches cake and the addition of semolina is so creative! Wonderful!

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  7. Sounds delicious. I've been seeing tres leches cakes pop up quite a bit in blogland, but haven't yet tried it. I think this would be a place to start.

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  8. love that you used semolina in this tres leches cake. yum!

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  9. I've wanted to try tres leches cake for a while now, but since I'm lactose intolerant, it's not a good idea for me! Yours looks really yummy.

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  10. What a delicious and decadent cake! :)

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  11. My grandmother would make this for me when I was a kid. She didn't have a fancy name for it so now I am complete. Thanks for the therapy.

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  12. No problems. Wish I had this when I was small...

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  13. So you mentioned adding yogurt but forgot to put it in the ingredients list, so how muc do I add? Is it needed?

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