Sunday, July 10, 2011


It's my birthday today, yay!

I love birthdays and I love celebrating birthdays.

I am turning 27 years old day and to be honest this year actually has felt a little different and I feel older.

All my other birthdays have felt the same I never felt like I was aging but this birthday has been kinda emotional for me.

At least I am still in my 20's right?

I am such a nerd cause 27 really is not that old maybe I just feel more mature and that's always a good thing.

Since baking is what makes me happy I will be making my own birthday cake which is a tres leches, my all time favorite dessert to eat. If you have never heard of this you must go ahead and make it. I am including my own personal recipe so you have no reason to not make it now, ha. Enjoy!

Tres Leches

you will need:

6 eggs
1 cup of flour
1 cup of sugar
vanilla extract
1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
1 can of milk
1 container of whipped cream
1 can of fruit salad

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

Put the egg white in the mixing bowl and mix on medium speed for about a minute or longer just make sure the egg whites are to the point you can create peaks. Slowly pour in the 1 cup of sugar and mix for about 30 seconds.

Then pour one egg yolk at a time until all 6 egg yolks are mixed in.

Then slowly pour in the 1 cup of flour and mix well and pour in the vanilla extract. I just eyeball the it and I like using a lot of vanilla extract so just put in what you like. It can even be rum extract or any other kind you might have at hand.

Pour onto you cake pan and cook for 30 minutes.

Once cake is done take it out and with a butter knife poke holes all over the cake and put aside.

In a blender mix all 3 milk and blend for about a minutes. I sometime put strawberries in to give it a fruity flavor but you don't have to and I am not today. Then pour the milky mixture over the cake. It will seem like way too much milk but trust me it will not be and the cake will soak it all in. Do this while the cake is still warm.

Let the cake completely cool down and then spread the whipped cream on top and the put any fruit you like or like I do spread some canned fruit over the top and voila!


Midwayedancer said...

Looks yummy! But what is a can of milk?

Laura said...

I should have explained it better...just fill the can of evaporated milk with regular milk.