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strawberry tres leches cake mix
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4 from 5 votes

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake

This ridiculously easy Strawberry Tres Leches Cake tastes amazing and uses boxed cake mix to make your life even easier! It’s rich and creamy and full of milky goodness! You can top it with fresh strawberries and sprinkles like I did or you can use whatever you’d like!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
cooling time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cake mix, dessert, easy dessert, tres leches

Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix prepared according to directions
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12 oz can evaporated milk shaken well
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup strawberries diced
  • rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare cake mix according to the directions on the box and let it cool for 1 hour.
  • While it’s cooling, mix together milk, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk and stir. Cover and set in the fridge.
  • Prepare the whipped cream. Pour heavy cream and sugar into a tall bowl and use a hand mixer on high speed to whip for 5-7 minutes until stiff peaks form. You can do this by hand with a whisk but it will take much longer.
  • Once the cake has cooled, use a straw or skewer to poke holes all over the cake. Pour the refrigerated tres leches (3 milk mixture) all over the cake so it soaks in evenly.
  • Cover the top of the cake with the whipped topping.
  • Add chopped strawberries and rainbow sprinkles (or whatever topping you choose)
  • Wrap the cake in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours.

Notes

If you want to top the cake with something more classic, try maraschino cherries, a dusting of cinnamon, or a drizzle of dulce de leche.