Decadent Chocolate Tres Leches Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Tres Leches Cake recipe takes the classic Latin dessert to new heights of decadence with rich chocolate flavor and a creamy three-milk soak. Perfect for any special occasion or just as a sweet indulgence, this cake is sure to please any chocolate lover.

Preparation Time:
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

For the Cake:
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1 cup white sugar
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup vegetable oil
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
– 3/4 cup whole milk

For the Tres Leches:
– 1 can sweetened condensed milk
– 1 can evaporated milk
– 1/2 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

– Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish and set aside.
– In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
– In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. Add the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and whole milk, and mix well.
– Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
– Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
– While the cake is baking, make the tres leches mixture. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract.
– Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
– Using a fork, poke holes all over the cake.
– Slowly pour the tres leches mixture over the cake, making sure it soaks into all the holes.
– Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
– Serve the cake chilled, topped with whipped cream and fresh berries if desired.

This Chocolate Tres Leches Cake recipe is a decadent twist on a classic Latin dessert. The rich chocolate flavor combined with the creamy three-milk soak creates a dessert that is sure to impress any chocolate lover. Plus, it’s easy to make and perfect for any special occasion or just as a sweet indulgence. Enjoy!

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