Recipe for Tres Leches Cake with Cake Mix

This recipe for tres leches cake with cake mix is extremely easy to make. Once the cake is baked it will be soaked in the milks and refrigerated overnight. The following day you will have a moist and delicious cake.

Tres leches literally means three milks. We will use evaporated milk, sweet condensed milk and cream in this cake. Hence the name. This is a very, very wet cake. Once you add all the liquid you will think that you are overdoing it. No worries, the cake will absorb most of the liquid as it sits in the fridge overnight.

This video will show you how to make a simple yellow boxed cake into a delectable dessert! Make it anytime, in no time at all, and be prepared for a showering of compliments. Tres leches cake is an all time favorite.

Here is what you are going to need for this recipe for tres leches cake with cake mix:

Serves twelve
1 boxed yellow cake – baked
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
1 cup cream
1 cup whipping cream (for topping)
1 tsp. vanilla
Confectioner’s sugar

• Cool down cake completely.
• Using a fork, poke holes all through the cake.
• Combine the milks in a bowl. Pour them on the cake until completely soaked through. Cover cake and refrigerate overnight.
• The next day, mix remaining cream with vanilla. Whip until cream starts to harden. Add confectioner’s sugar to taste and beat until stiff.
• Remove cake from fridge. Cut into serving pieces and top with whipped cream.
• Enjoy!

Print the Tres Leches Cake Recipe Here

Tags from the story
Written By
More from Mary Ann
New England Shepard’s Pie
This casserole was one of our favorite ‘specials’ when we owned the...
Read More


  • I made this recipe, and it turned out GREAT! Only problem, my husband wont stop bugging me to make it again.

  • OMG great recipe and so easy…! these recipes are perfect to start LOVING cooking!

  • what about if you wanna make 3 leches but like the chocoolate one is it the same procedure as the normal one? btw im learning how to cook many things thanks to you!:D

  • also for the cream? is it phiadellphia cream? please let me know asap! i really wanna do this cake!:D

  • Hi Kimberly,
    The chocolate version requires that you make a chocolate cake and then add melted chocolate to the milks. I am sorry I took so long! I was moving from one end of the world to another. I hope you made this and it came out perfect! Thanks. I am happy I can be of help!
    Mary Ann

  • I love your recipe but I just wanted to know if the cream that you use with the 2 leches is whipping cream or which kind can I use Mexican cream or media crema?

  • Hi Jose!
    Thank you for stopping by. I use whipping cream for this recipe and would encourage you to do the same for a good result. Mexican cream has a slight tang to it and I am not familiar with media crema but I suspect it is sort of like half and half? Hope this comes out perfect for you!
    Mary Ann

Comments are closed.