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.
Source : Nestle.cl
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
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.
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 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
Torta tres leches y salsa de maracuya