Friday, April 3, 2015

Easy & Simple Tres Leches Cake Recipe {Gluten Free}!



Have I told you how much I love Tres Leches cake?

I do.

I mean love.

The first time I tried it I was at a family together (on my husbands side and they are all Spanish) and I tried an authentic Tres Leches cake from a real Spanish bakery.

It was love a first bite!

So I have always wanted to learn how to make it. So I thought that since my hubby was turning 43 this past weekend that this would be the perfect time.

Only one problem.

I was gluten free now and couldn't eat regular cake.

{Insert sad face}.

But then I remembered Pinterest and found a gluten free version.

{Insert happy face}.

Don't you just love Pinterest?

Yes, I know that sometimes we have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest-- but that's okay, because they have Tres Leches cake recipes for you and for me!

So today we are sharing a wonderfully simple and easy Tres Leches that you will love:


Don't worry--I don't like hard and complicated. Let's keep it all simple, okay? I have 9 children and complicated is not in my vocabulary. So let's begin!


Here is what you need:

  • 1 cake mix (gluten free or not--you choose)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 cup of milk
  • cool whip
  • strawberries (or other fruit topping)
Tres Leches means "three milks ", hence the three different types of milks called for in this recipe.



If you need the gluten free version, we used this box mix. Yes, there is nothing wrong with box mixes so don't judge. I found the one with sprinkles at Wal-Mart but you can find some here  if you can't find this in your area.



http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Crocker-GLUTEN-FREE-Yellow/dp/B002T628US/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&keywords=gluten%20free%20cake%20mix%20betty%20crocker&linkCode=ur2&qid=1427979812&sr=8-3&tag=awiwobuheho-20&linkId=UMPGCWTKSYAYZ46U"></a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=awiwobuheho-20&l=ur2&o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /

Directions:

1. Prepare cake mix according to directions.

2. While cake is in the oven mix together the three milks. Then when the cake is done poke holes in the top with toothpick or fork and pour the milk mixture over it. Let it soak at least three hours or even better overnight. The longer it soaks in the better!

3. When it is ready cover with cool whip and sliced fruit. Try with all your might not to eat all of it when you are topping it.

4. Enjoy this tasty dessert with a loved one--everything is better where there is love. :)






For more gluten free recipes be sure to follow my Gluten Free Pinterest board!

 This Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free book like a good resource to have:

http://www.amazon.com/Naturally-Sweet-Gluten-Free-Ricki-Heller-ebook/dp/B00HE1N12M/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&keywords=gluten%20free%20desserts&linkCode=ur2&qid=1427981840&s=books&sr=1-12&tag=awiwobuheho-20&linkId=BHWCTFTBSHE532B4"></a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=awiwobuheho-20&l=ur2&o=1" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" /


Since I know that living the gluten free life can be hard at first, here are more easy recipes, mixes, and Kindle books to help you:


Gluten Free Cookbooks
Gluten Free Foods from Amazon
Gluten Free Recipe Box
Gluten Free Sent to Your Home





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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Making this tonight for our church small group tomorrow! Do I need to let the cake cool before pouring the milks on top? Do I leave it in the fridge to soak or on the counter top? Thanks!