Tres Leches

We had Mexican night last night. My cousin’s in town and two of my wonderful friends joined us for dinner and drinks. Guacamole, Pico de gallo, Beef tacos, Margaritas…and Tres Leches cake.

This cake is AMAZING. Like cousin said, “Feed this to any man and he’ll be like putty in your hands.” Uh-oh. Watch out men!

No, this cake isn’t dietitian approved but hey, sometimes you gotta let loose.

I made this cake once before, from scratch. But one of my favorite professional sayings is, “Don’t re-invent the wheel.” So I used a boxed cake mix.

Tres Leches Cake

  • 1 boxed yellow cake mix
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups reduced fat milk
  • 1 small tub of lite whipped cream
  • 5 cups of fruit (your choice)

Prepare the cake according to instructions. I used Pillsbury which called for 3 eggs, 1/3 cup oil and 1 cup of water. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes. Once the cake is done, take a fork and poke holes in it.

Mix together the evaporated, sweetened condensed and reduced fat milks and pour over the cake. It will look like it’s flooding but it’s okay. It’s flooding with deliciousness.

Set the cake in the refrigerator and let cool completely. Top with whipped cream and fruit and serve. Watch ’em drool.

We also had guacamole and pico de gallo. It was fabulous, too. A little different than my other guacamole I made.

Guacamole

  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste (1/8-1/4 teaspoon)

Scoop the avocado from the skins and mix until smooth. Add all other ingredients and combine well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Pico de gallo

  • 1 extra large tomato (or 6 medium-sized roma tomatoes), diced
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (The vile weed, right Aunt Teenie?)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced

Combine all ingredients and chill. Note: I made it the night before and let it marinate all night long like Lionel Richie.

The beef tacos were easy. Ya now how the packet of taco seasoning always says 1 packet per pound of ground beef? Well, I put 2 packets to 1 pound of beef. Try it. It will change your life.

I use 90/10 so that the beef yeild doesn’t change too much. I prepare per packet instructions.

Although I’m not endorsing alcohol consumption, I am allowed to talk about it because I’m almost 30 years old. Silver tequila is MUCH better than an anejo or golden tequila. Very yummy in margaritas.

Sorry about the lack of pictures. We ate all of the evidence. Would you settle for this one?

D

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