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Tres Leches Cake with a Cake Mix

A moist and delicious vanilla cake is made even more special with a drizzle of 3 milks and a covering of whipped topping and fresh berries.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword tres leches cake
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 485 kcal



  • 1 box vanilla cake mix {15.25 ounces}
  • ½ cup butter {melted}
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Milk Mixture

  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 ounces evaporated milk


  • 8 ounce whipped topping
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.

  2. Combine cake ingredients and mix with a hand held mixer {or by hand}. Mix until all of the ingredients are nicely combined {about 2 minutes}. Pour into the prepared 9x13 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cake is cooked through. You can tell it is finished when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool for 15 minutes.

  3. While the cake is cooling combine the milk mixture and whisk. Once the cake has cooled poke holes in the top of the cake with a tooth pick or skewer. Poke the holes about about a half inch apart all over the top of the cake. Then pour the milk mixture evenly over the top of the cake. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably longer {even overnight}.

  4. Once the cake has refrigerated for at least an hour, top with whipped topping and fresh berries. Serve or refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts
Tres Leches Cake with a Cake Mix
Amount Per Serving (12 squares)
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 104mg35%
Sodium 495mg22%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 47g52%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 594IU12%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 376mg38%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.