You will need the following:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus a little to dust your cake pan.

1 tablespoon baking powder

4 large eggs, separating the yolks from the whites. 

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup whole milk

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk

2 cups heavy cream, divided

3 tablespoons orange liqueur

1 tablespoon powered sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

cake pan, sprayed with non stick baking spray


You will start by preheating your oven to 350 and spraying and flouring your cake pan so that nothing sticks. A great tip is to use parchment paper on the bottom of your pan. Mix the flour and baking powder in a medium bowl and set aside. In a large mixing bowl use your hand mixer or stand mixer and whip your egg whites until frothy. Add your sugar slowly while continuing to mix until stiff peaks form. Next you will want to beat in your egg yolks one at a time. Next you will want to add a third of your flour mix followed by half of your whole milk, repeat this again and finally add the rest of your flour. Pour your cake mixture in to your cake pan and bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Once your cake in finished baking, allow it to cool about 15 minutes before removing it from your cake pan and on to a platter. Next you will want to poke holes throughout the top of your cake with a knife. Mix your condensed milk, evaporated milk, orange liqueur and 1 cup heavy cream in a medium bowl and pour over your cake while slightly warm. Cover and refrigerate three hours. Then you will want to combine the second half of your heavy cream with your powdered sugar and cinnamon and beat with your electric mixer until a whipped cream consistency forms and spread over your cake before serving. 

A great addition is to serve a slice of cake with fresh sliced fruit. 


Check out these other holiday treats!

Millie's rocky road 
Sue's peanutbutter cookies 
Grandma Millie's pumpkin pie 
Grandma Millie's Italian cream cake 
Marian Ream's cheesecake 
Marry Ream's sandtarts





A Week of Christmas Treats!

Right out of high school my younger sister, Amanda, left little old Washington, Pennsylvania and headed to Houston, Texas and she never looked back. I still remember the first time I arrived to visit her. Everything and everyone was so different and I fell in love. Shortly after arriving, she was immersed into a very different environment with foods I had never even heard of. I favorite being the Tres Leches Cake. The what what cake? That was my first thought. A tres leches cake is a sponge cake that is soaked in three kinds of milks: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. My sister tells me there are many variations to this dessert and endless ways to serve them, however to stick to family recipes we will go with what she serves her family. 

                            Amanda and me on my wedding day <3

                            Amanda and me on my wedding day <3