Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Me, I'm not much of a fan of Tres Leches. But we live in a world where a lot of people are. And I sometimes do what people want cause it makes me happy. This was a request from the hubs...he likes tres leches. And I have to say - not bad, not bad. If you're a Tres Leches fan, you must try these! Oh, and that Dulce de Leche whipped cream...DIVINE. These definitely hit the spot!

For the Cake:

1 box French Vanilla cake mix

1 small box French Vanilla pudding

1 cup sour cream

1 cup buttermilk

4 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup evaporated milk

Start by making the cake. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a cupcake pan by lining it with cupcake liners. Mix the cake mix, pudding, eggs, sour cream, milk and oil in a standing mixer and beat until well incorporated (about 2 minutes) while scraping the sides. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Place in preheated oven and bake for 18-20 minutes until tops spring back when touched.

While cupcakes are in the oven, prepare the Tres Leches mixture: mix the whole milk, evaporated milk, and condensed milk.

Remove cupcakes from oven. Immediately poke several holes in each cupcake with a skewer stick or knife.

Drizzle Tres Leches mixture over each cupcake, waiting for it to absorb, using all of the mixture evenly between eachcupcake.

Dulce de Leche Whipped Cream:

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/4-1/2 cup dulce de leche (found in the mexican isle in the grocery store)

3 T powdered sugar (or more depending on how sweet you like it)

Combine all ingredients in a standing mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium-high until soft peaks form. Pipe over cooled cupcakes. Store extra cupcakes in the fridge.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That sounds yummy! Can't wait to try them!