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#1 starchild

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    Posted 18 January 2008 - 04:52 AM

    For cake:
    Butter (to grease pan)
    2 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting
    2 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
    6 large eggs, separated
    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup whole milk
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

    For milk soak:
    1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
    1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
    1 1/2 cups half-and-half
    3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract

    For topping:

    2 cups heavy cream
    1/2 cup sugar
    1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


    To make cake:

    Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 F.

    Grease with butter and lightly flour bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch baking pan.

    In bowl, sift together 2 cups flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon; whisk to combine and set aside.

    In large bowl, beat egg whites at medium-low speed with electric mixer until foamy, gradually increasing to high speed and beating until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes; set aside.

    In another large bowl, mix egg yolks and sugar on low speed until well blended.

    In a small bowl, stir together milk and vanilla. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients to sugar mixture in three parts, alternating with milk mixture; mix until smooth. With rubber spatula, gently fold egg whites into mixture.

    Pour batter into pan and bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes.



    To make milk soak:

    In mixing bowl, whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Using toothpick, prick deep holes in cooled cake at 1-inch intervals. Pour soak mixture slowly and evenly over cake, allowing it to penetrate thoroughly. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight for best results.



    To make topping:

    Shortly before serving, chill bowl in freezer about 15 minutes. Once cold, add heavy cream and beat on low speed about 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla, and gradually increase speed to high and mix until thick and stiff peaks form, about 3 minutes. Spread topping over cake and chill.

    To serve:

    Cut cake into squares, topping with fresh fruit if desired. Makes 12-16 servings.

    (recipe from Latina Magazine)

    #2 MsShelley

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      Posted 18 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

      yum, I just gained 5 pounds reading this

      #3 katrina

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        Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:52 AM

        my favorite! i would love to have this as our wedding cake but i don't know if it's possible...

        #4 BarefootBride

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          Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:53 AM

          I Love Tres Leches Cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I So Miss Texas Now!

          #5 starchild

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            Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:00 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by bounciekat
            my favorite! i would love to have this as our wedding cake but i don't know if it's possible...
            It was our wedding cake, I'm sure they'll do it if you request it.

            #6 Leia78

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              Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:25 AM

              i'm hungry now! Desserts are my weakness!




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