Thursday, August 29, 2013

Nutella Tres Leches Cake



There is nothing better than a Tres Leches Cake - except of course a Nutella Tres Leches Cake! If you are not familiar with Tres Leches, let us explain. Tres Leches is the Spanish phrase for "three milks." Imagine a moist vanilla cake being drenched by three types of milk - condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream - then topped with fluffy white whipped topping. Now imagine putting Nutella in it too. This cake will taste good no matter how bad of a baker you are! You can't go wrong with this cake! Plus, if you are like us and love Nutella, then you need to place a lock on your refrigerator door to stay away from this edible sponge of deliciousness.  We had to give it away when we made it to avoid eating the whole thing. In fact, we made two cakes and gave one immediately away to Mrs. P's cousin who had just had a baby. She was very happy to have something sweet to offer her guests visiting her after the baby was born. This is a great dessert to take to a pot luck party or just make it for yourself!

Note: This cake needs to be refrigerated overnight for best results.

Ingredients:

For the cake:
1 box of vanilla cake mix
Milk and eggs according to the instructions on the box

For the Nutella mixture:
1 14 oz. can of condensed milk
1 14 oz. can of evaporated milk
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup of Nutella

For the merengue topping:
5 egg whites
1 1/4 cup of sugar

Kitchen Essentials:
Stand mixer
Pattle attachement
Whisk attachment
Whisk
13x9 inch pan 
Cooking spray
Spatula
Can opener
Measuring cups and spoons
Large bowl
Oven
Cooling rack
Butter knife
Refrigerator 

Prep:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease the 13x9 inch pan and spray with cooking spray. Follow the instructions on the cake mix box and allow the cake to cool when it comes out of the oven. 

Instructions:
In a large bowl, combine the three milks and Nutella and whisk until combined. Set aside. Carefully poke holes in the cake with a butter knife all over the surface of the cake. Make sure you do not poke holes through the pan if it is a disposable aluminum pan because the Nutella mixture will soak through. (Trust us, we have been there!) Do not be afraid to poke holes in the cake. Once the cake is decorated with the whipped cream, you will not see the holes. You need plenty of holes so the Nutella mixture could soak through the cake. 

Once you are done stabbing the cake, drizzle all of the Nutella mixture over the top, making sure it seeps through the sides of the cake. The wetter the better! Place in the fridge and let it sit over night. The next day, make the whipped topping by whisking the cold egg whites on high speed and adding the sugar until stiff peaks form. Then spread it over the top of the cake. Garnish with some Nutella.



38 comments:

  1. OMG that looks amazing! I've been wanting to make a Tres Leches, and I might just have to try a nutella one!

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    1. You should definitely try it! Or you could take out the Nutella and make a regular Tres Leches. Enjoy!

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  2. YUM, I love tres leches cake. Adding nutella is brilliant!

    xxx
    Jaclyn
    http://www.loveandbellinis.com

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  3. OMG OMG OMG- why can't I grab this out of the monitor right now and eat this?! Why?!

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  4. Anything with Nutella gets my approval!

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  5. OMG! we have chanced to devour a three milk cake just once and we got hooked,but seriously this version looks so much more spongy soft,gooey with the nutella and totally addictive...drool worthy good :-)

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  6. Isn't Nutella the best - it just makes everything extraordinary!

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    1. Its addictive!!! Who ever invented it is a genius!

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  7. Les Tres cake is amazing, but with added Nutella, its divine! I wish I could have some of your cake.

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  8. That cake looks and sounds decadent! A marvelous treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  9. A very lovely and decadent treat perfect for pampering everyone!

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  10. Hi Mrs P, my first visit to your very nice blog. That cake look delectable and awesome... anything with nutella is to die for....:))
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Amelia.. We will follow us too!!

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  11. Where is my fork, I'm ready ;) this looks amazing!

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  12. The only thing that could make a tres leches cake better is Nutella! My god does this look delicious! Amazing job.

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  13. Oh.my.gosh! Who knew tres leches cake could be any better? What a phenomenal recipe!

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  14. I love tres leches - nutella would make it better.

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  15. Wow that looks like one rich and amazing cake, I have never heard of it before but I'm sooooooo going to give this ago.

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    1. We grew up with Tres Leches.. You need to try it to see how good it is.

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    1. Super moist!! Its drenched in sweet milks

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  17. I still need to try some tres leches. This looks heavenly with added nutella :)

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