Tres leches cupcakes


Ready in: 45 minutes
Servings: 18


  • 1/4 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 c. (or one half of a 225 g. block) of butter, melted and cooled
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  • 1/2 c. of cream
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  • 6 large eggs, separated
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  • 3/4 c. of evaporated milk
  • 1 c. of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
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  • 3/4 c. of sweetened condensed milk
  • whipped cream and ground cinnamon, for garnish
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  • 1 c. of white sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 325oF.Line muffin pans with waxed paper cups (available in baking supply stores).Sift the flour.With an electric mixer, over medium speed, beat the egg whites, baking soda and salt until soft peaks form (see stages in beating egg whites).Lower the speed of the mixer and add the egg yolks and sugar. Continue mixing until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the butter, folding it in (I used a spatula). Then, mix in the flour in three or four batches, mixing by hand (carefully, so as not to break the precious air bubbles that will add volume to the cupcakes) until the mixture is well blended.
  • Pour the batter into the paper-lined muffin pans, filling them only a little halfway through. The cupcakes will rise tremendously during baking, trust me, and you don’t want the baked cupcakes to reach the brim of the paper cups for reasons that I will explain later.
  • Bake the cupcakes in a preheated 325oF oven for 25 minutes.Meanwhile, stir together the three milks.So now you have your baked cupcakes. Like I said, I baked a total of 18 but I think it would have been better if I had spread the batter over 24 molds so that the risen and baked cupcakes didn’t reach the brim. Some of them did and it made the brushing with milk part a bit difficult.While the cupcakes are warm, poke holes in them all the way to the bottom. Several holes per cupcake, about a dozen to a dozen and a half. I used a wooden toothpick at first, it didn’t work (the holes were too small) so I got a bamboo skewer (barbecue stick) and used that instead.Get your three milk mixture and brush it little by little on the tops of the cupcakes. Wait for the cupcakes to absorb the milk before brushing again.This is the part that takes a little time and a lot of patience.Patience has never been one of my virtues and I started POURING the milk mixture into the cupcakes. And pools formed around them. I was so convinced that I ruined everything. So I decided that before wasting any more time, and cupcakes, I might as well see first if what I had so far was edible. I took one cupcake — see the empty hole?It was so delicious, I finished the it in less than three minutes. I was also very hungry. Stress makes me hungry. And I was stressed out because I was staring too much at the spilled milk all over the top of the kitchen island that I knew I’d have to clean up.So continued pouring the milk, little by little, until the cupcakes looked swollen and wouldn’t take any more liquid. That’s when I stopped and let the cupcakes cool. Everyone arrived, saw them, wanted to know if they could be eaten already and I told them the cupcakes were supposed to be topped with whipped cream and sprinkled with ground cinnamon first. Sam volunteered to take care of the whipped cream, I let her, and below is the result.These are very rich and very tasty cupcakes. I’ve never really been a fan of sweetened condensed milk until lately. After baking these tres leches cupcakes and making Vietnamese iced coffee, I’m a convert.Next time, I’ll bake the cake version of tres leches. I’ll take photos of the preparation of the batter. Consider these cupcakes as a teaser. :)


  • Calories: 234.07  cal  (11.7%)
  • Fat: 12.67  g  (19.5%)
  • Saturated Fat: 7.38  g  (46.14%)
  • Carbohydrates: 25.49  g  (8.5%)
  • Sugar: 19.68  g  (21.86%)
  • Cholesterol: 104.91  mg  (34.97%)
  • Sodium: 152.38  mg  (6.63%)
  • Protein: 5.21  g  (10.41%)
  • Selenium: 10.54  µg  (15.05%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.22  mg  (13.11%)
  • Phosphorus: 109.79  mg  (10.98%)
  • Vitamin A: 457.46  IU  (9.15%)
  • Calcium: 87.68  mg  (8.77%)
  • Folate: 24.48  µg  (6.12%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.08  mg  (5.5%)
  • Vitamin B5: 0.53  mg  (5.26%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.28  µg  (4.69%)
  • Iron: 0.71  mg  (3.94%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.58  µg  (3.86%)
  • Potassium: 128.66  mg  (3.68%)
  • Zinc: 0.54  mg  (3.59%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.49  mg  (3.3%)
  • Manganese: 0.05  mg  (2.74%)
  • Magnesium: 10.92  mg  (2.73%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.05  mg  (2.57%)
  • Vitamin B3: 0.48  mg  (2.41%)
  • Copper: 0.03  mg  (1.45%)

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