Friday, May 2, 2014

Tres Leches Mini Bundt Cake

This Tres Leches Bundt Cake is on the menu for our Cinco De Mayo party! The day is quickly approaching, and I am busy getting all the preliminary work done for the party. I hope you will be celebrating with us! I love tres leches cake, but this year I thought I might take some liberties with the traditional recipe, and make mine into personal bundt cakes. The recipe has not changed much, just the delivery vessel. This is one of my favorite cakes, and I hope you enjoy it!
Tres Leches Bundt Cake
Tres Leche Bundt Cake

 
Cake 
1 1/2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
pinch of Salt
6 large Eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/3 cup Cold Water
2 teaspoons Vanilla
1 teaspoon Almond Flavoring

Tres Leches
1 cup Heavy Cream
14 ounces Sweetened Condensed Milk
5 ounces Evaporated Milk

Frosting
1/4 cup Meringue Powder
1/2 cup Cool Water
pinch of Salt
1 1/4 cups Sugar
3 tablespoons  light Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla

This recipe is adapted from
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
dry ingredients in baking
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl
and set aside.
separating the egg whites
Make sure your eggs are separated. 
mixing egg whites
Using a large mixing bowl, add the egg whites and the cream of tartar.
 Mix until soft peaks are formed, then set aside. 
mixing egg yolks
In another separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until they are
pale yellow and fluffy.
mixing sugar and yolks
Add the sugar and beat until the mix becomes thick.
making a cake
Add the water, vanilla, and almond to the mix, and then...
making a cake
add the dry ingredients that you set aside earlier.
add your egg whites
Add the egg whites to the bowl.......
gently whisk them in to the mix.
cake batter
Grease and flour your bundt pans. This recipe will make 
12 small bundt cakes, or 6 bundt cakes and a 9"x9" cake.
baking mini cakes
Bake the bundt cakes for 20-25 muinutes.
Check if they are done by placing a toothpick close to
the center of the cake. If nothing comes out on the pick,
they are done. Set the pan on a cooling rack, and using a
toothpick, go around the edges of the cake, helping it 
move away from the sides. Then let the cakes cool for 
15 minutes, before removing them from the pan.
mini cakes
After removing the cakes from the baking pan, place them in
a baking dish such as an 8"x11" size.
prepping cakes for Tres Leches
Use a fork to poke holes in the cakes. Poke on the top
and on the sides, all the way to the bottom, and all around.
adding milk to the cakes
In a large bowl that you can pour from, mix together the
heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, 
and the evaporated milk. Start pouring the mixture all over 
the bundt cakes. Pour slowly, and allow the cakes to soak up 
some of the mix. Cover the cakes with plastic wrap and 
refrigerate them for several hours or over night so they
 can soak up all the moisture.
whipping up frosting
In a small bowl mix together the meringue powder and water.
frosting
Place the meringue powder and water mix in to a mixing bowl,
and add the salt. Mix until soft peaks form.
frosting in the process
Add the sugar, corn syrup, and water to a 
saucepan and over medium heat bring the pan to a boil.
Cover the pan for 4 minutes, and let the mix boil.
Uncover and boil until a candy thermometer reads 240 degrees.
Remove the pan from the heat right away.
cake frosting
Turn your mixer on low and start pouring
the hot mix into the meringue powder mix. After all the sugar syrup 
mix is mixed in, turn the mixer on high for 4 minutes 
to get a glossy, thick, pretty look to your frosting.
Stir in your vanilla.
tres leche cakes
Place some of the frosting in a decorating bag. I used a 
Wilton 1M tip. Decorate how you would like.
Fan some strawberries for the plate and place a 
strawberry in the center of your cake.
mini tres leche cake
Thanks for joining me today!
I appreciate you stopping by.
If you have any questions about this recipe,
leave it in the comments or you can reach me
at thefreshmancook@hotmail.com.


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3 comments:

  1. Wonderful bundt cakes!! Delicious!! Blessings, Catherine

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  2. Oh yum! These look so good. I love tres leches and the mini bundt cakes are such a fun way to serve it!

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  3. I've never made a bundt cake. One of these days I am going to have to up my baking skills and give it a try. Chrystal @ YUMeating.com Thanks for linking up at The Yuck Stops Here!

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