Tres Leches Cake

Sugar Free Tres Leches Cake



Tres Leches Cake

Sugar Free Tres Leches Cake

Natasha Kravchuk
Tres Leches is a popular authentic Mexican cake. Tres Leches Cake has a soft and ultra-moist crumb. It is soaked with a 3 milk mixture and topped with a lightly whipped cream.. The syrup is made of – you guessed it – tres leches (which means three kinds of milk). You poke holes into the cake before pouring over the syrup so every bite is decadently moist. The cake can be made with or without sugar and tastes nearly the same either way.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 2 hours
Course Desert
Cuisine Mexican, Sugar Free
Servings 12 Servings



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs large
  • 1 cup Swerve or cane sugar divided into 3/4 and 1/4 cups
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup whole milk



  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp Swerve granulated sugar or cane sugar
  • 1 cup berries to garnish optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F and butter a 9x13 casserole dish. Set up three mixing bowls.
  • In a large bowl, sift together 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 salt. Separate egg whites and yolks into the other two bowls.
  • Beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar with an electric hand mixer on high speed, until yolks are a pale yellow (2 minutes). Stir in 1/3 cup milk and 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form (1 minute). With the mixer on, pour in remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat on high speed until egg whites are stiff but not dry (1 minute)
  • Pour egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and combine gently with a spatula.
  • Gently fold in egg white mixture with the spatula until just combined. Pour batter into prepared casserole dish and spread to even out the surface and bake at 350˚F for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

For the 3-Milk Syrup:

  • In a large measuring cup (or a bowl with a pouring lip), combine 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 12 oz evaporated milk and 9 oz condensed milk. When the cake is cool, pierce the surface all over with a fork. Slowly drizzle the milk mixture over the cake.

To Make the Whipped Cream Frosting:

  • Pour 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream and 2 Tbsp sugar into a large chilled mixing bowl and beat on high speed 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until thick, whipped and spreadable. Spread over the cake with a spatula then decorate with berries if desired.


Keyword sugar-free
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