tres leches cake

tres le·​ches cake | \ ˈtrās-ˈlā-chās- How to pronounce tres leches cake (audio) \
variants: or tres leches

Definition of tres leches cake

: a sponge cake soaked in a mixture of condensed milk, evaporated milk, and cream At its most basic, tres leches cake is just a big, luscious sponge. Once you bake the dense cake, you soak it in a mixture of sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and cream.— Emily Nunn The tres leches is as marvelous and moist as ever beneath its soft meringue topping, thanks to enough salt content to balance the sweetness.— Alison Cook

First Known Use of tres leches cake

1984, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tres leches cake

borrowed from Spanish tres leches "three milks," referring to the three milk products used in the cake

Note: The name of the cake in Spanish is pastel de tres leches, torta de tres leches, and other variants.

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“Tres leches cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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