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(Super Easy) Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

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Need a shortcut recipe for Tres Leches Cake? This post shows you how to make it the easy way, with simple ingredients like boxed cake mix.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:40 mins
Total Time:1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 16 -20
Author: Leslie @ Lamberts Lately


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 16 oz carton heavy cream
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • cinnamon


  • In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, milk, butter, and eggs. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan and bake according to package instructions.
  • While cake bakes, mix together half of the heavy cream, evaporated milk, and sweetened condensed milk.
  • Once cake is baked and allowed to cool for 10-15 minutes, use a fork to poke holes all over the cake. A little bit at a time, pour milk mixture over the cake, allowing it to soak in before pouring additional mix. Continue until all milk is poured and soaked in.
  • Use other half of the heavy cream to make whipped cream; mix powdered sugar in slowly as you beat heavy cream with a mixer. Beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread whipped cream over top of the cake. Sprinkle cinnamon to over the top of the whipped cream. Refrigerate cake for about an hour before serving.