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Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Honestly, I don’t know a lot about tres leches cake other than that it traditionally has three milks poured over it – and that I love it! This cake takes the word moist to a whole new level. This isn’t just moist, but is saturated with sweet milks that flavor the cake and give a texture unlike any other. Since I’m not a traditionalist on this recipe, I didn’t mind making up my own and tailoring it to Saint Patrick’s Day! If you follow me, you know I’m not a beer lover but give me a good Irish cream and I’m there. So why not swap out one of the milks for a delicious Irish cream! Did I mention that this also uses Dulce de leche?! If you’re not sure what that is, you will thank me. I feel festive just talking about it!

A simple cake dressed up with delicious Irish cream and finished with freshly whipped cream: if this doesn’t say happy Saint Patrick’s Day, I don’t know what will!

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake
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For the cake
  1. 1 1/2 sticks butter, room temperature
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 1/4 cups flour
  6. 3 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 cup whole milk
For the milk mixture
  1. 1 14-ounce can dulce de leche (can also use sweetened condensed milk)
  2. 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  3. 1 cup Irish cream liquor
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, letting them incorporate as well as the vanilla.
  4. Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  5. Alternately add the dry ingredients with the milk beginning and ending with the dry. Do not over mix after the remaining flour is added. Finish mixing with a spatula.
  6. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake 25-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean and cake begins to pull in around the edges.
  7. Remove and cool slightly. While cooling, mix the milks together.
To assemble
  1. Using a fork, poke holes all over the cake.
  2. Pour the milk mixture over the warm cake slowly, allowing the milks to be absorbed.
  3. Cover the cake and chill 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. To finish the cake, whip 2 cups heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla to stiff peaks. Smooth cream over the top of cake and serve!
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Seriously the caramel flavors of the Dulce de leche and the Irish cream become a match made in heaven and one I’m sure you’ll love!

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Irish Cream Tres Leches Cake | The Gray Boxwood

Video and images by The Gray Boxwood

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  • Beth
    April 10, 2017 at 9:40 PM

    I am making this for Easter! Mouth-watering…YUM! So happy I found your website Kaleb!