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If there is something I love, it is making dessert, as many of you already know! Cooking takes a little more effort but there’s something about making a dessert that takes me to my happy place. Now, being pregnant and cooking is another thing, whether making dessert or not, so I’ve come up with a few shortcuts to make the things I love on little time. Great for the holidays, right!? Today I want to re-create one of my family’s favorites, one that they have been asking for a while, my coffee tres leches. In Cuba, we don’t have tres leches or condensed milk but both have been favorites since coming to the US. Making the actual cake for this recipe is one of the longest processes since it can’t be done on a stand mixer and must be done by hand, but this mama has figured out a way to skip a little of the process and enjoy a delicious cake around loved ones. Maybe this is why I love postres (desserts) so much, it brings our family around the table, eating something sweet paired with a delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate. So are you ready for an easy and fast postre?
Here is what you need: 1 can of NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed Milk, 1 can of evaporated milk, 6oz of your favorite coffee, 1 small carton of heavy whipping cream, your choice of cake. *On this I have used regular store bought pound cake, pound cake, or if you have time you can use a homemade cake* All of these ingredients can be found at your local Walmart! Directions:
Once you have the actual cake the process is pretty easy. Mix NESTLÉ® LA LECHERA® Sweetened Condensed milk, evaporated milk, whipping cream and coffee of your choice. Let this sit for about 20 mins allowing the coffee to give its flavor. While the 3 types of milk sit, poke holes in your cake to allow for max absorption. This is what makes the cake deliciously moist. Pour the milk mix into the cake pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. You can do this while you finish getting ready or melting some NESTLÉ® ABUELITA® for un chocolatico con leche. (hot cocoa) To top of your cake take out your hand mixer or stand mixer and whip out the whipping cream and spread over your cake. If you want to make it a little fancy add a few chocolate shavings to top your delicious cake. Now to the eating part! Of course, baby girl’s favorite part, if you know what I mean. Sitting with my people, enjoying a delicious Tres Leches cake with coffee or hot cocoa.
This is what the holidays mean to me. Spending time with mi familia, the people that make me smile and make my heart beat a little faster. Now you tell me, what is your favorite dessert or shortcut? Want to try make it for your loved ones? Here is all you need!