13 October 2017

Tres leches Cake and passionfruit sauce (Torta tres leches y salsa de maracuya)










Tres leches cake is one of my favorite cakes. Absolutely. We made this cake for a friend who was here at home. I think it's my second version that I publish. 
It was really good and I love passion fruit sauce (maracuya) but it is optional.

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Ingredients

Cake
8 egg yolks
8 egg whites
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of sugar
1 3/4 cups plain flour

Tres leches sauce

1 tin condensed milk
1 tim evaporated milk
1 cup whole milk
1 cup liquid cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Meringue

4 egg whites
1  1/3 cups sugar
pinch cream of tartar

Maracuya sauce (passionfruit sauce)  optative

1 cup caster sugar 
1/2 cup water
pulpof 4 passionfruit
or 1 cup of frozen passionfruit
Place caster sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan over low heat and stir to dissolve sugar.
Increase the heat to medium high and simmer until syrupy
Stir in the passionfruit pulp and simmer gently for 3 minutes.
Allow to cool.



Method

In a bowl beat the egg yolks with 1/2 cup of  sugar until they are firm and increase in volume.


Using and electric hand whisk, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt   until stiff, make a syrup with the reminder sugar and some water until be thick. 
Add this syrup to egg whites and  add the egg yolks batter.

Finally add the flour slowly in batches. Pour the preparation into a sponge cake (26 cm diameter) previously buttered and with a little flour.

Preheat the oven to 180°c and bake about 30 to 40 minutes .  Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Tres leches sauce

In a medium saucepan combine condensed milk, evaporated milk and whole milk. Bring to medium heat until it starts to boil. Remove from the heat and add the cup of cream and vanilla. 
After the cake has come out of the oven and cooled , cut the cake in two parts and put in the base of the mold and 
poke holes in the cake using a bamboo skewer and slowly pour the milk mixture over the surface.
Put the other part of the cake on top and make holes again with the skewer and put the remained milk mixture.


For meringue


For the meringue beat the whites firmly. and  prepare in a sauce pan  a syrup with the sugar and 1/2 cup of water until thick.
 Add this syrup to the egg whites until the mixture cools.Add the pinch of cream of tartar.
 Cover with meringue the cake  and can be browned with a kitchen torch or leave white and sprinkle cinnamon on the surface. Take to fridge for at least three hours so that the cake will be soaked with milk.

Serve with maracuya (passion fruit) sauce 

















En español
Torta tres leches y salsa de maracuya



















72 comments:

  1. Oh yummy, my sister had this in Texas which was the first time I ever heard of this!

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    1. thanks Christine this is pne of my favorite cake :)

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  2. Katie loves this cake, too! I've never seen it topped with meringue, but I'll have to make this for her :)

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    1. Lizzy we love too ! we usually make with meringue xoxo

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  3. This looks like a wonderful cake. I have never seen or tasted anything like it.

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    1. Thanks Gerlinde ! Is really delicious !

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  4. How delicious! Passionfruit sauce, meringue and tres leche...I love all of them!

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    1. Thanks ANgie I love passionfruit too !! xoxo

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  5. That looks like all my favourite tastes together, marked as a definite dish to make. Thank you Diane

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  6. This is one of my favorites too--so moist and delicious!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  7. Bet your friend though it was grand there in your land.

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    1. Yes Pat how you do know ?? he was soo happy !!

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  8. Gloria, Love Tres leches cake! However we never make it ourselves. Our area Costco store makes a great tres leches cake and we buy it a couple times a year for parties and family gatherings. We never had it with passion fruit though... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks David ! yes really delicious ! I love it and love passion fruit too!

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  9. I have had and love tres leches cake- but have never made it. This sounds delicious- especially with the passion fruit. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess, you would try this recipe, I love this version. Especially the cake was amazing!

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  10. The sauce really seems to add a great extra touch.

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  11. Deliziosa!!!!! Complimenti :)
    Un bacio

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  12. I love your tres leches with the meringue topping... sounds interesting... and liking the passion fruit sauce too!

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  13. Wow...such a fantastic combination...that sauce sounds absolutely delicious!:))

    Have a Wonderful Sunday...and Lots of Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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  14. thanks dear Ygraine hope you have a lovely Sunday too ♡♡♡

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  15. TRoppo goloso questo dolce, adoro il passion fruit!

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  16. I love passion fruit.
    Looks great!

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thnaks Jean I love passion fruit too!

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  17. Deliziosa, quanto vorrei assaggiarne una fettina! Buona giornata

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  18. Che meraviglia, sembra favolosa

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  19. Passionfruit! Yummy! What a fabulous recipe, I am really tempted by this. Bacioni.

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  20. The meringue topping and passion fruit sauce makes this recipe so special, Gloria. Well done! xoxo

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  21. che goloso questo dolce, bella ricetta Gloria ! Un bacione

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  22. I love anything Tres leches, especially cake! I think the addition of the passion fruit sauce sounds positively sinful. This girl approves!

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  23. thanks dear Theresa I love maracuya too ♡♡♡

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  24. Looks delicious, with or without the sauce. Your friend must have felt very appreciated.
    Amalia
    xo

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  25. thanks Amalia :)
    yes I love this cake anyway ♡♡♡

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  26. Un dolce super goloso, bravissima !

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  27. Oh Gloria! It looks beautiful and so delicious.

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  28. Great dessert, Gloria! Pretty and it has to be delicious!

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  29. My husband absolutely loves tres leches cake but your version is certainly way better than any I've seen before. My husband will be thrilled if I make this for him.

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    1. Thanks Im glad you like this recipe

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  30. Gloria è bellissima questa torta e servita con quella salsetta deve essere ancora più deliziosa.

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  31. Wow, looks yummy! I'm bookmarking this page for future reference!

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  32. Gourmand à souhait ! It seems so delicious !
    Bises

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  33. interessantissima ricetta cara !!! grazie mille per la condivisione! <3

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  34. This tres leches cake is sensational Gloria, truly a masterpiece.

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  35. You make the most delicious desserts, Gloria!

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  36. Goodness, this looks so good and luscious to eat ~

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