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Almond Cherry Tres Leches Cake

Thanks to the canned foods in your Cantry, this homemade dessert is as easy as uno, dos, TRES! With dessert essentials like canned sweetened condensed milk, canned evaporated milk and canned cherries, your taste buds will be singing a sweet tune in no time.

Servings: 12

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Almond Cherry Tres Leches Cake


1 ½ cups all-purpose flour**
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 (14.5-ounce) can pitted cherries, thoroughly drained

Tres Leches Mixture:
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk

1 ½ cups heavy cream, chilled
4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted


For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9- by 13-inch cake pan.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on high until the yolks turn pale yellow. Mix in the eggs and almond extract. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until fully combined – avoid over-mixing. Pour into the prepared pan and evenly spreading the batter out.

Bake until the cake is has cooked through, 30 minutes. Cool slightly, then pierce the surface of the cake with a fork several times.

Combine the heavy cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk in a small bowl or pitcher. Drizzle the milk mixture over the top and allow the cake to sit and absorb the milk mixture.

For the icing: Whip together the heavy cream, sugar, and almond extract. Spread it evenly over the top of the soaked cake. Top with toasted almonds.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 560; Total Fat 31 g (Sat 17 g, Trans 1 g); Cholesterol 165 mg; Sodium 280 mg; Total Carbohydrates 62 g; Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 46 g; Protein 11 g, Vitamin A 1101 IU; Vitamin C 2.84 mg; Calcium 238 mg; Iron 1.03 mg; Vitamin D 36 IU; Folate 26 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 20%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 25%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated using un-enriched all-purpose flour sweet, using enriched white flour; serving; nutrition analysis calculated using pitted cherries canned in heavy syrup and drained; nutrition analysis calculated using, whole, dry, roasted, unsalted almonds