Tasty Tangents

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Pastel de tres leches

Tres leches cake

Tres leches cake

Recently we celebrated my sister’s birthday and as a surprise we picked up a ‘cake of three milks’ from her favourite Mexican restaurant, La Taquizza. It is truly heaven on a plate.

Made with condensed milk, evaporated milk and whipping cream, hence the name, it is a moist wonder. It is unlike any other cake. The closest thing I could compare it to is a fantastic Jamaican rum cake, only it’s completely different. It’s on my list of things to bake when I’m much braver, but in the meantime I recommend you try it if you ever get the opportunity.

Is there anything you would travel miles for? Or something you could eat all of to the point where you feel you’ll never eat it again?


  1. Diet Vernors Ginger Ale, which is only available in Michigan. We go over to the US 2 or 3 times a year.

  2. Hi Amanda,

    I’d never heard before of three milk cake, but coincidentally while shopping for a Valentine’s Day treat at the local HEB found “tres leches parfait” which we enjoyed. It’s probably not unusual given the Hispanic influence here in southern Texas.

    • Sounds tasty, and it makes perfect sense. It’s kind of like all the items you can find that have a ‘dulce de leche’ flavour as well.