Tres Leches Cake | Basics with Babish

  • Am 7 Jul 2019 veröffentlicht
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    Tres Leches Cake is a cake so delicious that it deserves a Basics of its own. Next time you think about making a boxed mix cake, think about how you could make this instead.
    + Ingredients & Shopping List
    For cake:
    10 eggs, separated by whites and yolks
    1 cup white sugar
    9.75 ounces all purpose flour
    3 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    2/3 cup milk
    1.5 tsp vanilla extract
    Vegetable oil (for greasing pans)
    1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
    1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
    4 ounces whole milk
    Strawberries, thinly sliced for garnish
    For Dulce de Leche:
    1 1/4 cup white sugar
    4 cups milk
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    For whipped cream:
    8 ounces heavy whipping cream
    2 Tbsp sugar
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    + Special Equipment:
    Stand mixer
    Parchment paper
    2 round cake pans (10 inches)
    Fine mesh sieve
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  • Vectovai
    Vectovai Vor 2 Stunden

    I've never seen a non swimming tres leche cake.

  • Shaun Somma
    Shaun Somma Vor 7 Stunden


  • Ahmon Gibson
    Ahmon Gibson Vor 14 Stunden

    Seriously? You made a layer cake out of this?

  • RockNRollin HoneyBadger
    RockNRollin HoneyBadger Vor 21 Stunde +1

    I wasn't sure if I would make this until you said chicken pox party.

  • Fancandy :33 〈3

    As a Mexican I can say a la verga se ve bien pinche rico 💕

  • Meow Master
    Meow Master Vor Tag

    can you half this recipe?

  • Honey Lemon
    Honey Lemon Vor 4 Tage

    Dude i made this for my family and it was so good my lord

  • Raymond Productions
    Raymond Productions Vor 4 Tage

    i had some at a friend’s birthday party and i want one so goddamn bad

  • Jean Nieves
    Jean Nieves Vor 4 Tage

    Delicious 😋

  • Arturo Arambula
    Arturo Arambula Vor 4 Tage

    Actually Cinco leches, with the dulce de leche. LoL

  • Marissa
    Marissa Vor 4 Tage

    Little tip: cook an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a crock pot full of water for 5 hours: way easier dulce de leche.

  • Ashley Bruno
    Ashley Bruno Vor 5 Tage

    I love how you decided not to use sweetened condensed milk for the dulce but you decided to use pre-made for the actual cake moisture. Odd choice.

  • Graham Cheung
    Graham Cheung Vor 5 Tage

    Easy to make??? At least 8 hours!

  • OneVox
    OneVox Vor 6 Tage +2

    DULCHE and definitely not my dulce the leche, grandma would be pissed off. :(

  • Christina Bailey
    Christina Bailey Vor 7 Tage

    Does anyone know the name of the music?

  • Kofla2000
    Kofla2000 Vor 9 Tage

    Es lo mejor la torta 3 leches!!

  • Ruki Alvarez
    Ruki Alvarez Vor 10 Tage

    just the fact that you tried to layer a tres leches is praiseworthy... they usually are served in the pan

  • The Average Golfer Sway Baez

    😂😂😂 you had me laughing so hard when that cake fell apart lol

  • Jonnas Lolgri
    Jonnas Lolgri Vor 13 Tage

    Any other Hispanic viewers here wondering why the cake is out of the pan or is it just me???

  • Vixen Princess Nails
    Vixen Princess Nails Vor 13 Tage

    With the dulce de leche added, and the whipped cream...wouldn't that make it cinco leches?

  • Lantanana
    Lantanana Vor 14 Tage +1

    -or-....... go to a good bakery and buy one!

  • John Mager
    John Mager Vor 14 Tage

    I gained a pound just watching this video

  • Cameron Loven
    Cameron Loven Vor 15 Tage

    I absolutely love Tres Leches

  • Roodj1
    Roodj1 Vor 15 Tage

    Cut the tops off the cakes so they don’t slide

  • Rhyannon Ashford
    Rhyannon Ashford Vor 15 Tage

    All that baking equipment you never use would help prevent all that tearing and collapsing.

  • killerjdog51
    killerjdog51 Vor 15 Tage

    Could you do a basics episode for cheesecake?

    • killerjdog51
      killerjdog51 Vor 11 Tage

      @Autumn Daughters Thank you. only recently have I started watching babish, beginning with his basics series.

    • Autumn Daughters
      Autumn Daughters Vor 12 Tage

      killerjdog51 in his “Pies from Waitress” episode, the last thing he makes is a basic NY style cheesecake

  • IMainKaiSa
    IMainKaiSa Vor 15 Tage

    So if you were to make only single layer do you halve the ingredient list?

  • sccr2009
    sccr2009 Vor 17 Tage

    The family recipe passed down in my Mexican family includes a little bit of rum, adds a little extra to the cake.

  • Carlos mendoza
    Carlos mendoza Vor 17 Tage

    People of this world , this desert was perfect only needed to be contained.

  • KimDrake3
    KimDrake3 Vor 17 Tage

    I love your channel and ur 😍. Could u please tell me where to find the cake pans you’re using?

  • Zoey Fraire
    Zoey Fraire Vor 18 Tage

    Every Tres Leches cake I’ve eaten has been way too soggy so I never like it because I’m sensitive to weird texture. It doesn’t help I married a Mexican we have it almost every special occasion.

  • devolutionone *
    devolutionone * Vor 18 Tage

    This is tortuuuuuuuuurrrrreee! I can’t make that! I s*ck at baking 😞

  • Dooldley noodley
    Dooldley noodley Vor 18 Tage

    I like tres leches when its frozen. Ive had it for my birthday for the past 3 years

  • Ep1cSh0tz1
    Ep1cSh0tz1 Vor 18 Tage +1

    The "tiny whisk together" gets me every time

  • Shona Palmer
    Shona Palmer Vor 18 Tage

    I can't understand everything you said. All I heard was a buzz

  • Grace Jorgensen
    Grace Jorgensen Vor 19 Tage

    omg please do a vegan version

  • Isaac Aarom
    Isaac Aarom Vor 19 Tage

    You never I repeat never should layer a tres leches cake it's just way too soft

  • Philly Sidhe
    Philly Sidhe Vor 19 Tage

    My lactose intolerance is screaming at this video 😂

  • Gloriana Mendez
    Gloriana Mendez Vor 19 Tage

    Umm excuse me Latin American dessert police here! That tres leches should have liquid like a lot more liquid the best part is the liquid!!! Dry tres leches is a crime.

  • MagicalKokona
    MagicalKokona Vor 19 Tage +1

    no one:
    andrew: 4:08

  • Christopher Vogler
    Christopher Vogler Vor 19 Tage

    I saw a documentary talk about Tres Leches was the winner of a cook book contest put out by a Mexican company that made condensed milk.

  • Richard Gomér
    Richard Gomér Vor 20 Tage +1

    Love the content. But worst into "music " I ever heard

  • Melanchøly Mangø
    Melanchøly Mangø Vor 20 Tage +6

    This was made on my birthday and tres leches is one of my favorite cakes

  • frenchie girl in the usa

    Could you tell me where did you get the cake pan?

  • marco vega
    marco vega Vor 20 Tage

    Had me laughing towards the end ..good video!!

  • ninethreefivesix
    ninethreefivesix Vor 20 Tage

    My favorite cake.

  • Alejandra Garcia
    Alejandra Garcia Vor 20 Tage

    "Dolche de leche" 😂

  • Lanoi Siyomit
    Lanoi Siyomit Vor 20 Tage

    I have found you 🤩

  • jolizevette
    jolizevette Vor 20 Tage +23

    I like to use coconut milk/cream instead of whole milk as my third leche (and if I know it's just adults having it, I add coconut rum)

  • Sylvester Tabor
    Sylvester Tabor Vor 20 Tage +2

    If I want to make the single layer, do I just use half of all the ingredients?

  • chibi_ninja
    chibi_ninja Vor 21 Tag

    Hey if I make a single layer should I half the recipe?

  • hecallomicausemyeyereallowchingchong

    Make minecraft cake

  • X X
    X X Vor 21 Tag

    This looks incredible, Babish

  • Ander Ander
    Ander Ander Vor 21 Tag

    For some reason I never liked tres leches cake ..... It was too wet and not flavorful enough

  • Jesus Rivas
    Jesus Rivas Vor 22 Tage

    It's arequipe.

  • Heather Galaher
    Heather Galaher Vor 23 Tage

    It’s pronounced “thres”

  • jackie kramer
    jackie kramer Vor 23 Tage +3

    Wow this makes me want to go down to coconut grove miami and get some tres leches at los lokals... so good

  • Ambrosia Amore
    Ambrosia Amore Vor 23 Tage

    I loved the cake when it was soggy and falling apart! I wanted to eat it so bad, with my Hands, like kids 😋 yum!

  • Commander Prinz Eugen
    Commander Prinz Eugen Vor 24 Tage

    Dulce de leche

  • mh9387
    mh9387 Vor 24 Tage

    I just realized that non sudamerican country's don't have dulce de leche at a store damn...

  • mochi pichi
    mochi pichi Vor 25 Tage

    How guys make a perfect.....i mean almost perfect cake🤗🤗🤗😆😆😆😆😆 ...
    Love this ... .. 😍🤤🤤🤤🤤

  • Jesus Hernandez
    Jesus Hernandez Vor 25 Tage +2

    That cake laked rum in the milk thingy dude. It's necessary

    • Blanca Perez
      Blanca Perez Vor 19 Tage +1

      I mean kids like the cake too so nah

  • Marissa Willette
    Marissa Willette Vor 25 Tage

    Chicken pox party 😂😂

  • Gummybearsjustatemybrother

    PLEASE make some vegan versions of your recipes!! i love watching your videos but i cant try them :,(

  • ahcmontanez
    ahcmontanez Vor 25 Tage

    Why plate on such a small plate? Why not make this in a 13x9 pan instead of two 9 inch? 🤔

  • Liz Mcdevitt
    Liz Mcdevitt Vor 26 Tage

    Is it just me, or does the new intro music intro make you a want to throw your phone? It's like a bad alarm clock!

  • Gorogegaming yt
    Gorogegaming yt Vor 26 Tage

    He can't bake a three milk cake but my aunt can make it cause we mexicans soooo

  • Jasmine Mitchell
    Jasmine Mitchell Vor 27 Tage

    Did he say maypole...............

  • Odd People
    Odd People Vor 27 Tage +8

    Me a lactose intolerant: "...i think ill live"

  • Jellu Bean
    Jellu Bean Vor 27 Tage


  • Daniel Verges, M.D.
    Daniel Verges, M.D. Vor 28 Tage

    Gotta put some rum in there bro!

  • Steve Raglin
    Steve Raglin Vor 28 Tage

    Love that when the two-layer collapsed, Babish took it in stride -- and that he wove in the word "assuage" (a first in a cooking video, I'm sure)

  • Fei's Fusion Kitchen
    Fei's Fusion Kitchen Vor 29 Tage

    I love tres leches cake :)

  • DKZ K
    DKZ K Vor 29 Tage

    Chix pox party 😂

  • HiPetitGateau
    HiPetitGateau Vor Monat

    Do you put the mixer bowl in the fridge for the room temp whites?

  • Iggy P
    Iggy P Vor Monat

    Here in south america we call “dulce de leche” “Manjar” atleast in chile 🇨🇱 lol

    • Iggy P
      Iggy P Vor 27 Tage

      Juan Diego Arenas a mi me encanta una dulce lechita bien cremosa ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Juan Diego Arenas
      Juan Diego Arenas Vor 28 Tage

      Dulce de leche le dicen en Argentina

  • Sabrina L.
    Sabrina L. Vor Monat

    Wtf is trace layches

  • Brains00007
    Brains00007 Vor Monat

    I can’t not call a saucepan “soss-pin” now

  • Cynthia Garcia
    Cynthia Garcia Vor Monat

    You should make an impossible cake next!! I love flan and know how to make it in my sleep, but I want to know how to make a "Chocoflan" or "Impossible cake".

  • Anusha Mian
    Anusha Mian Vor Monat

    Made this. Came out amazing

  • Daniel Ortiz
    Daniel Ortiz Vor Monat

    If you have a Tres Leches cake for a party and aren’t gonna cut it for a few hours please keep it in the fridge! Too many times people just leave it out until it’s ready to be served and by then it’s like room temperature🤢 moist cake that’s not cold is just gross. Sorry for the rant but I hate when people do that. Otherwise I love Tres Leches👍🏽

  • Komlit
    Komlit Vor Monat

    You licked the turner before you put it up i know you did lol looks so good. Great video like always

  • linda parker
    linda parker Vor Monat

    This is how it’s done folks ! No transformation From point of originality ! Changing anything. ? Would not be a Tres Leches Cake, hold what you got !

  • Zanneel Mixmaster
    Zanneel Mixmaster Vor Monat

    Idea for turning this into a "layer" version:

    Make the cakes super thin, about 1/4 inch or so.
    Using a ramekin as a guide, cut out little pucks big enough to fit into the ramekin.
    Proceed to layering.

    Bonus points:

    Use a gelatin based creme brulee custard as the filling between the layers, topping off with a layer of whipped cream, making it a Five-leches cake. Creme brulee sugar topping optional, but highly recommended. I used a cold-set gelatin, made a batch of it, and just when it was almost set, I made the layers, and let it all properly set up. I made 20 for a birthday party, they went over like gang-busters.

    Gonna try using different cakes next time. Thinking about using buttermilk pancakes next time, that should be interesting.

  • neitherlink
    neitherlink Vor Monat

    There’s no way of eating anything with dulce de leche, or caramelized condensed milked, without getting it on your hands.

    • Jimmy Alfredo
      Jimmy Alfredo Vor Monat

      neitherlink apparently not you

    • neitherlink
      neitherlink Vor Monat

      Jimmy Alfredo who uses a fork when eating toast or bread?

    • Jimmy Alfredo
      Jimmy Alfredo Vor Monat

      neitherlink maybe use a fork?

  • H R
    H R Vor Monat +1

    Why the hell is a white guy teaching me how to make tres leches cake

  • Holiday
    Holiday Vor Monat

    My Hispanic ass is getting so gitty watching this 😋😋😋

  • Grape Ape
    Grape Ape Vor Monat

    “Tres leches translates to ‘Three leches” is really funny

  • Alex Vasquez
    Alex Vasquez Vor Monat

    OMG.... I WANT IT

  • rielito uwu
    rielito uwu Vor Monat

    Tris leshes cake XD

  • ItsTati Tati
    ItsTati Tati Vor Monat +2

    The way the first cake crumbled is an actual visual representation of how my adult life has gone so far 🤣

  • OlD T
    OlD T Vor Monat +1

    Did anybody else flinch when he popped the top off the milk a 1:12

  • Sheetal Avlani
    Sheetal Avlani Vor Monat

    This is my first Babish video and my brain is still trying to catch up with the no break no breathe sentences. It’s like listening to Benedict Cumberbatch playing Sherlock.

  • Doughboi x25
    Doughboi x25 Vor Monat

    Do rice pudding

  • Tol Tol
    Tol Tol Vor Monat


  • Stock Brazen
    Stock Brazen Vor Monat


  • Viviana Calas
    Viviana Calas Vor Monat

    When I was younger I thought tres leches cake was made with 3 different types of *animal* milk, like goat milk, cow and donkey milk. So I never ate it at parties lol.

  • Jonathan Molina
    Jonathan Molina Vor Monat

    You did good work on the cake and I like how you improvise

  • Comfy Cozy Are We
    Comfy Cozy Are We Vor Monat


  • South Cowgirl 504
    South Cowgirl 504 Vor Monat

    Looks yummy 😋