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Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

 
Shortcut Tres Leches Cake
Image © Taste of Home
 
One serving costs about $0.51

$0.51 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

spoonacular Score:17%

Spoonacular Score: 17%

 

Shortcut Tres Leches Cake takes about 20 minutes from beginning to end. This dessert has 325 calories, 5g of protein, and 18g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 20. For 51 cents per serving, this recipe covers 6% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up vanillan extract, heavy whipping cream, vanillan extract, and a few other things to make it today. It is a very reasonably priced recipe for fans of Latin American food. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 88%, which is outstanding. Users who liked this recipe also liked Tres Leches de Coco (Coconut Tres Leches Cake), Tres Leches de Ron con Chocolate (Chocolate Rum Tres Leches Cake), and Tres Leches Cake.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 pkg
1 pkg yellow cake mix
yellow cake mix
3
3  eggs
eggs
0.67 cups
0.67 cups milk
milk
0.5 cups
0.5 cups butter
butter
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
14 oz
14 oz canned sweetened condensed milk
canned sweetened condensed milk
12 oz
12 oz canned evaporated milk
canned evaporated milk
1 cup
1 cup heavy whipping cream
heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps confectioners' sugar
confectioners' sugar
1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 pkg
yellow cake mix
3  eggs
3
eggs
0.67 cups milk
0.67 cups
milk
0.5 cups butter
0.5 cups
butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
14 oz canned sweetened condensed milk
14 oz
canned sweetened condensed milk
12 oz canned evaporated milk
12 oz
canned evaporated milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup
heavy whipping cream
3 Tbsps confectioners' sugar
3 Tbsps
confectioners' sugar

Equipment

measuring cup
measuring cup
baking pan
baking pan
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toothpicks
wire rack
wire rack
skewers
skewers
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
measuring cup
measuring cup
baking pan
baking pan
toothpicks
toothpicks
wire rack
wire rack
skewers
skewers
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Taste of Home

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.44
Ingredient
1 package yellow cake mix
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
14 ounces canned sweetened condensed milk
12 ounces canned evaporated milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
Price
$2.03
$0.99
$0.22
$0.97
$0.30
$2.15
$0.81
$1.29
$0.08
$8.84

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free brand of cake mix.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
283 Calories
5g Protein
13g Total Fat
35g Carbs
1% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
283
14%

Fat
13g
21%

  Saturated Fat
8g
52%

Carbohydrates
35g
12%

  Sugar
25g
28%

Cholesterol
65mg
22%

Sodium
289mg
13%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
10%

Phosphorus
193mg
19%

Calcium
177mg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.26mg
15%

Selenium
6µg
9%

Vitamin A
459IU
9%

Folate
25µg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin B5
0.52mg
5%

Potassium
167mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.27µg
4%

Vitamin E
0.63mg
4%

Iron
0.73mg
4%

Magnesium
14mg
4%

Zinc
0.54mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.69mg
3%

Vitamin D
0.46µg
3%

Vitamin B6
0.06mg
3%

Manganese
0.05mg
3%

Vitamin K
1µg
2%

Copper
0.03mg
2%

Fiber
0.31g
1%

Vitamin C
0.91mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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