Tres Leches Cake

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DSC02214I have tried few recipes for Tres Leches cake and nothing is comparable to the cake that we used to eat in Café latte in Minneapolis. I highly recommend that place. It is on Grand Avenue and it has some amazing breads and desserts. One of my very good friend, Anaya came to visit me in Duluth and she got me a big Tres Leches cake from that place. It not only tasted great but also brought back the sweet memories of visiting that place with my dear friends in Minneapolis. I am surprised to see that they have listed the detailed recipe of their gourmet cake. Here is the link to their website and their recipe. http://cafelatte.com/desserts.html

Thanks Anaya and Café Latte.

Ingredients:

Canola oil-1/4 cup.
Granulated sugar- 3/4 cup.
Eggs-2
Vanilla extract-1 1/2 tsp.
Buttermilk-1/ cup.
Flour-1 cup
Baking soada-1/2 tsp.
Baking powder- 1/2 tsp.
Salt-1/2 tsp.

Method: Oil and flour two 8 inch round pans. Preheat oven to 350. Combine oil, sugar,eggs and vanilla in a large bowl. In another bowl: sift together flour,baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to oil mixture. Scrape bowl.
Add buttermilk, scrape bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 20-25 minutes until a cake tester is clean.

Soaking liquid: Combine all the ingredients with a whisk:
1/2 can (4oz)-Sweetened condensed milk
1 cup- Half and Half
1/4 tsp.- Vanilla

When cakes are cool, pour the entire soaking mixture equally on two 8 inch round cakes.

To Frost Cake:
Heavy Whipping Cream (4 cups) with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp. vanilla.

Whip until cream is very stiff.
Place one layer on a cake plate.
Top with 1/3 of the whipped cream, smooth
Place 2nd layer on top of whipped cream, smooth
\Place 2nd layer on top of whipped cream
Top with 1/3 whipped cream. Smooth over the top of the cakes
Frost sides with remaining whipped cream. Garnish with fresh raspberries.

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