Recipe: Strawberry tres leches cake and ice cream

  • Updated: May 29, 2013 - 1:46 PM

Strawberry Tres Leches Cake √

Serves 12.

Note: This sweet Latin American classic provides a lush backdrop for peak-season strawberries. Meant to be made ahead and served chilled, it’s ideal for casual summer entertaining. When strawberries have run their course, try it with peaches and blackberries.

For the cake:

1/2 c. butter (1 stick) melted and cooled, plus more for greasing baking dish, divided

• 1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour

• 1 tsp. baking powder

• 1/2 tsp. coarse salt

• 5 eggs

• 3/4 c. sugar

• 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

For the milk mixture:

• |1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

• 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk

• 1 c. half-and-half

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