Vegan Tres Leches
Vegan Tres Leches A Vegan Tres Leches cake is a very typical cake in Puerto Rico, it is soaked in three kinds of different milks, which is why it's called tres (3) leches and it is amazingly delicious! However, it is not vegan because it is loaded with dairy, so ofcourse I had to make a vegan version and low and behold this tasty recipe was born. Only thing is I use two milks to soak it, so does that make it a dos (2) leches cake?
Ingredients 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup veg oil or coconut oil 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1 tsp vanilla extract
Milk mixture 1/2 cup vegan sweetened condensed milk (my recipe here) 1/4 cup soy milk
Icing (optional) 2 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 1/2 c. vegetable shortening 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt
Instructions Pre heat oven 350F.
In a large mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients. Then add in the wet ingredients, and whisk until combined. (Do not mix in the milk mixture ingredients)
Pour cake batter into a 8 inch greased baking dish, I used square but any shape will do.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
While the cake cools off mix the milk mixture together until well combined.
Poke lots holes in the cake once cooled using a toothpick or forks.
Slowly pour milk mixture over the cake and allow to soak for 30 minutes before icing or cutting. If your using icing whip up icing ingredients together with a mixer until icing is smooth. You can also use coconut cream icing or buttercream.
Ice your cake (optional) and have yourself a slice. Garnish with a marachino cherry and ENJOY!