Horchata Tres Leches

Horchata tres leches cake made with RumChata

Horchata tres leches cake made with RumChata.

This summer I’ve been experimenting with RumChata, an horchata-flavoured liquor. I’m not usually a fan of liquors but this one takes the cake (see what I did there?) It is just the right mix of alcohol and flavour and best of all tastes like real horchata – cinnamon-y and smooth.

Tres leches cake is one of my favourite things to make and the idea to use the RumChata came to me at the last minute. I “remixed” my go-to tres leches recipe. I omitted the vanilla and used RumChata instead of regular rum and the result was genius!

Stay tuned for more RumChata recipes!

HORCHATA TRES LECHES CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking powder

Tres Leches:

  • 1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1 oz RumChata

Topping

  • Whipping cream, meringue or your favourite icing.
  • Fruit (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease your baking pan (10″ to 12″ inches is ideal).
  2. In a bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat or whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. Add the sugar.
  5. Add the egg yolks, one at a time.
  6. Add the flour to the wet mixture.
  7. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
  8. Once cake has cooled poke holes into cake with a toothpick.

Tres Leches

  1. Mix together all three milks.
  2. Add the RumChata. Stir.
  3. Pour the tres leches evenly over the cake.
  4. Place in refrigerator overnight or for a few hours until the cake has soaked up all the tres leches.
  5. Top with whipping cream (or other icing) and fruit.

Your cake is ready when it has a golden, crusty top.

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Cake right out of the oven.

Pierce holes all over the cake using a toothpick.

The holes in the cake soak up the tres leeches blend.

The holes in the cake soak up the tres leches blend.

Pour the tres leches, including the RumChata over the cake. It will soak into the cake immediately.

Pour the tres leeches over the cake.

Pour the tres leeches over the cake.

Top with your favourite icing and fresh fruit.

Top with your favourite icing and fresh fruit.

Horchata tres leches cake.

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