Easy Tres Leches Cake

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Chilling 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 two layer size white or yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 whole egg
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk approximately 2/3 cup
  • 7.6 ounces media crema OR
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 ounce tub whipped topping OR
  • 16 ounces heavy whipping cream beaten with
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar also known as confectioner's sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  2. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray or grease with butter

  3. Place the cake mix, butter, buttermilk, egg whites, and egg in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer

  4. Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until smooth

  5. Pour the cake into the prepared pan and bake for 24-28 minutes or until fine crumbs remain

  6. Poke holes in cake with a wooden spoon handle or something similar

  7. Mix the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and media crema or whole milk together in a large measuring cup or pitcher 

  8. Slowly pour half of the milk over the cake while still slightly warm

  9. Wait 10 minutes and pour the remaining milk over the cake

  10. Let the cake sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, then cover and refrigerate until well chilled

  11. Once the cake is cold, top with thawed whipped topping or sweetened whipped cream