Tres Leches Strawberry Cake

Tres Leches Strawberry Cake

There are some desserts that just stand out from the rest when it comes to both visual appeal and taste, and this Tres Leches Strawberry Cake is one of them. The best part is that it’s a very basic recipe, and one that you probably already have the ingredients for in your kitchen. Another great thing about this cake, is that the cake portion can be made the day before it’s served – and that’s always convenient, especially if the cake is for a party or special occasion.

Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries

 

Since the cake is covered in whipped cream and fresh strawberries, it only takes about thirty minutes the day-of to make the frosting, slice the strawberries, and decorate before serving.

This cake is adapted from Garlic Girl’s Naked Strawberry and Honey Cream Cake.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Tres Leches Cake with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
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Serves: 9-16 slices
 
Ingredients
Tres Leches Cake
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 11/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature, cut in pieces
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk (divided)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Whipped Cream Topping
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 Tbsp sugar (to taste)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
To make Tres Leches Cake:
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With butter, grease 8-inch, square cake pan and cover the bottom with parchment paper. Grease the paper too, and lightly dust pan with flour.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda, sugar and salt in bowl of stand mixer. With paddle attachment, blend on slow for 10 seconds.
  4. In small bowl, lightly whisk eggs with ¼ cup of the milk and vanilla extract; set aside.
  5. To the dry mixture, add the butter and beat on low for about a minute until combined. Slowly add the remaining ½ cup milk until incorporated into dry ingredients.
  6. Increase speed to medium and blend for about 1½ minutes until you have a thick, smooth batter.
  7. Add egg/milk mixture in three parts on medium speed, scraping down sides and bottom at least once. Beat for another 30 seconds until batter looks airy and smooth.
  8. Pour batter into pan.
  9. Bake for about 30 minutes, until light golden brown and toothpicks come out dry when inserted in the top center. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then on wire rack until room temperature.
To make Whipped Cream Topping:
  1. Beat heavy cream and granulated sugar until stiff peaks. Add vanilla extract and beat 30 seconds until combined.
To serve:
  1. Generously cover cake with whipped cream and smooth to desired look. Top with sliced strawberries.
Notes
Nutrition information calculated based on a 16-slice yield.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 272 kcal Fat: 14 g Saturated fat: 9 g Trans fat: 0.5 g Carbohydrates: 33 g Sugar: 21 g Sodium: 49 mg Fiber: 0 g Protein: 3 g Cholesterol: 42 mg

 


Strawberry & Cinnamon Bowl

Break the breakfast blues with this easy, and delicious, Strawberry and Cinnamon Bowl recipe from Robin Plotkin of Robin’s Bite! PLUS, a $100 Target giveaway below.

Strawberry and Cinnamon Bowl Breakfast Recipe

I’m fairly old school when it comes to recipes….I’ve got 4 key indicators of a good recipe:

  1. the final product has to taste good -yes, this is my #1
  2. the ingredients have to provide nutritional benefits to me and my family
  3. the ingredients must be simple to find and the directions easy to follow
  4. easy clean up

This recipe has all of that and more.

  1. All I can say is I wish my blog had taste-o-vision.  This recipe is a go-to for my son and me for breakfast and snacks. The added cinnamon gives the yogurt a depth of flavor that’s a surprise to many.
  2. The main ingredients are packed with health. The strawberries are naturally sweet, but low in sugar (only 7 grams per cup) and provide the perfect combo of essential nutrients, dietary fiber and health-promoting phytochemicals.  In fact, there’s only 45 calories in 8 strawberries-it’s safe to say I consumed about 8 while making this recipe. Yes, the honey adds sugar, but you can decide how much or how little you’d like to add, if any.  Strawberry and Cinnamon Bowl Breakfast Recipe
  3.  I had all of the ingredients in my house!  If I didn’t, I could find them easily at the grocery store and could purchase them at a reasonable cost.

    Strawberry and Cinnamon Bowl Breakfast Recipe

4. One bowl. One spoon. Need I say more?

 

 

Strawberry & Cinnamon Bowl
Serves: 1 bowl
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup low-fat plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 1½ tsp honey, divided
  • ¼ cup fresh California strawberries, chopped
Instructions
  1. Place yogurt in a serving bowl. Add in 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey and mix well. Top with chopped strawberries and drizzle with remaining honey. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl Calories: 163 kcal Fat: 3 g Saturated fat: 2 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 20 g Sugar: 15 g Sodium: 52 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 15 g Cholesterol: 15 mg