Baking Tres Leches cake for her Costa Rican husband is fast becoming an annual tradition for our Louise. Check out how the birthday cake turned out for 2017!
Tres Leches is everything Costa Rican. It's sugary, full of milk and fruit, and, like everything in that country, ENORMOUS! This year's birthday cake was a step up from last years, I feel - what do you think?
The recipe is here, but here are the photo stages of the most impressive Tres Leches cake ever. The birthday boy is ice cream crazy, so I went with that theme for this year.
Tres Leches starts with baking two enormous vanilla sponges, doused in evaporated milk, condensed milk, and semi-skimmed. The two sponges have 10 eggs between them on the ingredients list, so it's about as far from vegan as you can get!
Stage two - decorate and fill the beast with cream and fruit. Tropical fruit works really well, but anything colourful works.
I love how it looks like someone's dropped a couple of ice cream cones on the top of this one, and the chocolate really finishes it off.
Pretty proud of this one!
Even better, it will last for days (kept in the fridge) - there must be 30 slices there. No doubt we'll have visitors this weekend...!
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