This may look like a strawberry shortcake of sorts, but it’s not. No, it has way more depth. It’s a Tres Leche Cake which simply translates to three milk cake. To be exact, it’s a traditional Mexican dessert that starts with a white cake and is then drizzled or covered in a mixture of milk, evaporated and sweetened condensed milk.
I’ve always been a fan of this cake, no fussy frosting, not overly sweet, very rich but simple in flavor. I’ve had it without strawberries, but I really think the punch of fruit balances out the richness. In fact so much so, I took the original Better Homes and Garden recipe and flipped it from a two layer cake to seven layers. Along with that there’s just something about a highly stacked and multi-layered cake that makes it look so special.
If you are like me and tend to cut cake layers that end up looking like a 3-year-old’s craft project, by that I mean all lopsided and topsy-turvy, I have good news for you. No more sweating it, click here for my handy and cheap trick to easily cutting even cake layers. And click here for the recipe, since the remainder of this post is over on Better Homes and Garden’s blog, Delish Dish, where I am a contributor.
May I ask you guys a favor? If you would like to Pin either image, please do so from the Delish Dish blog not here, since the recipe resides over there. Thank so much!
Now onto my second passion: photography.
See the other picture above? Well, I wanted to try something different. I know it’s a little cold for a food shot, but I actually really love it, so I’m throwing it in here. And if you follow me on Instagram then you saw the tease about a “little project” with paint. I’m happy to say the little project resulted as I envisioned. See the blue/grey background in the first two pictures? I easily made it for less than $9. Let me know in the comments section if you are interested in DIY post to making those boards. If there is enough interest, I’ll do one.