Shital's-Kitchen: Eggless Tres Leches Cup Cake

Friday, February 14, 2014

Eggless Tres Leches Cup Cake

Valentine's day is incomplete without making your valentine's favorite cake. And, my valentine loves this melt is your mouth Tres Leches! If you remember, I made Tres Leches for Snehanshu last year on his birthday. Here is the link: Tres Leches Cake. This time I wanted to try it with my eggless cake recipe for my friends and family in India.

Prepare an Eggless Cake Batter.
  • Start with a stick of softened butter. (8tbsp. or 113 gm)
  • Whisk till the color changes the the butter becomes light and fluffier.
  • Add 1 can condensed milk. Whisk well. Whisking incorporates air to give a light cake.
  • Add 1/3 cup of slightly warm milk. Whisk well.
  • Add 1 tsp. vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl: Sift 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. baking soda. 
  • Mix the dry ingredients to wet mixture and fold in slowly.
  • Fold till you obstain a lumpfree flowing batter.
  • Use a greased cake pan or cup. pour the batter in and bake in a 350F preheated oven of 20-25 minutes.
  • Poke a toothpick in the center of the cake, If it come our clean, cake is done.
  • Enjoy it as is or make tres leches with it.
 Here are the pictures of eggless cake.

I found these cute oven proof baking cups which can be easily pealed off if needed.
Click here to check out the Baking cups

I poured 1 1/2 times of ice-cream scoop.

Bake these cups in 350F preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.

OMG, It doubled in size! I should have added less batter in each of these cups.

Test if it is done by piercing a toothpick. If it comes out clean, your cake is done. Let the cake cool well on wire rack.

Prick some holes in for the cake to soak liquid well.

Tres Leches: Mix condensed milk, evaporated milk and half and half in the ratio of 1:1:2.

Pour around 4-5 tbsp of milk mixture in each of the cups. Let the cake soak it up well. 

Refrigerate the cake over night or for 4-5 hours.

Since the cake has risen more than my expectation, I cut the top to level it and make place of whipped cream topping.

Whip 1/4 cup whipping cream and 2 tbsp. of powdered sugar till you obtain a soft peak consistency. 

Top  with whipped cream and spread it evenly.

Slice fresh strawberry for the topping.

Beautiful heart shaped slices.

Chill in the refrigerator and serve.

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Hi Shital,
    Where did you buy these cups? They look cute

  2. Being from Texas I can definitely appreciate Tres Leches! I love the sweet and soppy approach to cake!

  3. Hi Shital,
    Made this tres leches for my son' s birthday!! It was absolutely delicious. We loved it!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!