Friday, February 12, 2010

Mexican Night- Tres Leche Cake

This past weekend we were supposed to have my brother-in-law, his girlfriend and their baby over for tacos.  I decided to make it Mexican Night and make Chicken Tortilla soup, the recipe from my friend Erin, tacos, guacamole, and Tres Leche cake for dessert.  Unfortunately, they weren't able to make it last minute, due to bronchitis, but my boss came with his family instead, so the food still got eaten!  And I only had a minor heart attack at the thought of my boss coming to my house!  Anyway, here's the Tres Leche cake recipe from Martha Stewart and here's a photo tutorial!

Step 1- Separate yolks and whites

Step 2- Mix sugar and yolks

Until it combines

Step 3- Beat egg whites

Until they are soft peaks

Step 4- Fold together yolks and whites

Step 5- Fold in flour

Step 6- Put in greased pan

Step 7- Scrape brown layer off the top with a knife

Step 8- Combine evaporated, condensed and whole (I only had fat free) milks

Step 9- Pour over cake and put in fridge for at least an hour

Unfortunately, due to the craziness of Friday night, I forgot to take a picture!  But essentially, you cut the cake after it's been refrigerated overnight and top with whipped cream (which you make by beating 1 1/2 cups heavy cream with a tablespoon of powdered sugar.  Everyone seemed to like it and my husband has been eating the leftovers right from the pan sans whipped cream all week.

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