Tres Leches de Chocolate Cake

I warn you that this is a dangerous, highly addictive and hard to forget recipe. If you love chocolate and tres leches cake than you'll love this recipe. For Valentine I wanted something chocolaty, and I made this cake.  We all love it at home!

Sponge chocolate cake batter.

Baked to a chocolate sponge perfection!

Add chocolate milk mixture.

Chocolate heaven delight waiting to be topped with cream or meringue.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

Chocolate sponge Cake - This base cake, makes a light and spongy delicious chocolate cake.

6 large eggs
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup warm water
¾ cup cocoa powder  *See Notes 
2 teaspoons vanilla 

Three milks liquid cream (to moisten the cake):
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
1 can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup Cream 8 ounces
1 can (11 oz can) evaporated milk
½ cup milk * See Notes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping: This cake could be topped with whipped cream or chocolate meringue.

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 ° C). Grease and flour pan 8 x 10 inches or one round of 10 "in diameter.
2. For the cake: Sift the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside. Place cocoa powder in a small bowl and gradually add hot water and vanilla, mixing to form a smooth paste and reserve. Beat eggs and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy (5 minutes). Add and fold in the cocoa mixture. Add the flour to the mixture by folding in. Pour into pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  
3. For the tres leches cream : bring to a boil ½ cup of cream remove from heat, pour over the chocolate and whisk until dissolved, mix with remaining cream, condensed milk, evaporated milk, ½ cup milk and vanilla extract a bowl. Bring to medium heat until the condensed milk is fully dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
4. Pierce the surface of the cake with a knife or skewer stick. Pour half the cream, let stand for 10 minutes or until cake absorbs cream, continue adding the rest of the cream. Decorate with meringue or whipped cream. Refrigerate and serve cold.

a) The ½ cup milk can be substituted for cream, I prefer to use milk to make it a lighter cream and more moist cake.
b) For a lighter brown color on the cake use ½ cup of cocoa and ⅓ cup of water to dilute it. 
c) You can make this recipe as cupcakes and serve in cups as tres leches cupcakes.

 Receta en español: AQUÍ

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8 Friends Have Comment:

  1. Ok this is absolutely brilliant! I can't believe how delicious this cake looks and I LOVE that you added chocolate to the leche.

  2. It is delicious.....and about chocolate in the milk, I had to, I am a chocolate lover!!

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a GREAT DAY!

  3. Chocolate and tre leche, this totally decadent and I love it!

  4. Miss Mari, the Queen of Cakes!
    Wow! What an amazing idea for the Tres Leches, with chocolate, which I would oh, so love, and it would not last for 5 minutes longer in our houselhold!

  5. delicious-looking, mari!


  6. is the cream needed hheavy cream?

    1. Anonymous - Yes, it is heavy or whipping cream.


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