Tres Leches Cake | Basics with Babish

Pubblicato il 7 lug 2019
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Tres Leches Cake is a cake so delicious that it deserves a Basics of its own. Next time you think about making a boxed mix cake, think about how you could make this instead.
+ Ingredients & Shopping List
For cake:
10 eggs, separated by whites and yolks
1 cup white sugar
9.75 ounces all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable oil (for greasing pans)
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
4 ounces whole milk
Strawberries, thinly sliced for garnish
For Dulce de Leche:
1 1/4 cup white sugar
4 cups milk
1/4 tsp baking soda
For whipped cream:
8 ounces heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
+ Special Equipment:
Stand mixer
Parchment paper
2 round cake pans (10 inches)
Fine mesh sieve


  • Does anyone know the name of the music?

  • Es lo mejor la torta 3 leches!!

  • just the fact that you tried to layer a tres leches is praiseworthy... they usually are served in the pan

  • 😂😂😂 you had me laughing so hard when that cake fell apart lol

  • Any other Hispanic viewers here wondering why the cake is out of the pan or is it just me???

  • With the dulce de leche added, and the whipped cream...wouldn't that make it cinco leches?

  • -or-....... go to a good bakery and buy one!

  • I gained a pound just watching this video

  • I absolutely love Tres Leches

  • Cut the tops off the cakes so they don’t slide

  • All that baking equipment you never use would help prevent all that tearing and collapsing.

  • Could you do a basics episode for cheesecake?

    • @Autumn Daughters Thank you. only recently have I started watching babish, beginning with his basics series.

    • killerjdog51 in his “Pies from Waitress” episode, the last thing he makes is a basic NY style cheesecake

  • So if you were to make only single layer do you halve the ingredient list?

  • The family recipe passed down in my Mexican family includes a little bit of rum, adds a little extra to the cake.

  • People of this world , this desert was perfect only needed to be contained.

  • I love your channel and ur 😍. Could u please tell me where to find the cake pans you’re using?

  • Every Tres Leches cake I’ve eaten has been way too soggy so I never like it because I’m sensitive to weird texture. It doesn’t help I married a Mexican we have it almost every special occasion.

  • This is tortuuuuuuuuurrrrreee! I can’t make that! I s*ck at baking 😞

  • I like tres leches when its frozen. Ive had it for my birthday for the past 3 years

  • The "tiny whisk together" gets me every time

  • I can't understand everything you said. All I heard was a buzz

  • omg please do a vegan version

  • You never I repeat never should layer a tres leches cake it's just way too soft

  • My lactose intolerance is screaming at this video 😂

  • Umm excuse me Latin American dessert police here! That tres leches should have liquid like a lot more liquid the best part is the liquid!!! Dry tres leches is a crime.

  • no one: andrew: 4:08 IM DYINGG

  • I saw a documentary talk about Tres Leches was the winner of a cook book contest put out by a Mexican company that made condensed milk.

  • Love the content. But worst into "music " I ever heard

  • This was made on my birthday and tres leches is one of my favorite cakes

  • Could you tell me where did you get the cake pan?

  • Had me laughing towards the end ..good video!!

  • My favorite cake.

  • "Dolche de leche" 😂

  • I have found you 🤩

  • I like to use coconut milk/cream instead of whole milk as my third leche (and if I know it's just adults having it, I add coconut rum)

  • If I want to make the single layer, do I just use half of all the ingredients?

  • Hey if I make a single layer should I half the recipe?

  • Make minecraft cake

  • This looks incredible, Babish

  • For some reason I never liked tres leches cake ..... It was too wet and not flavorful enough

  • It's arequipe.

  • It’s pronounced “thres”

  • Wow this makes me want to go down to coconut grove miami and get some tres leches at los lokals... so good

  • I loved the cake when it was soggy and falling apart! I wanted to eat it so bad, with my Hands, like kids 😋 yum!

  • Dulce de leche

  • I just realized that non sudamerican country's don't have dulce de leche at a store damn...

  • How guys make a perfect.....i mean almost perfect cake🤗🤗🤗😆😆😆😆😆 ... Love this ... .. 😍🤤🤤🤤🤤

  • That cake laked rum in the milk thingy dude. It's necessary

    • I mean kids like the cake too so nah

  • Chicken pox party 😂😂

  • PLEASE make some vegan versions of your recipes!! i love watching your videos but i cant try them :,(

  • Why plate on such a small plate? Why not make this in a 13x9 pan instead of two 9 inch? 🤔

  • Is it just me, or does the new intro music intro make you a want to throw your phone? It's like a bad alarm clock!

  • He can't bake a three milk cake but my aunt can make it cause we mexicans soooo

  • Did he say maypole...............

  • Me a lactose intolerant: "...i think ill live"


  • Gotta put some rum in there bro!

  • Love that when the two-layer collapsed, Babish took it in stride -- and that he wove in the word "assuage" (a first in a cooking video, I'm sure)

  • I love tres leches cake :)

  • Chix pox party 😂