Recipe: Bunnies’ Tres Leches Mini Cakes

By on April 18, 2019

Looking for the perfect sweet treat for Easter? Need an easy dessert to make with the kids? We’re sharing a quick, yummy recipe from the N.C. Egg Association this holiday weekend!

This tres leches recipe only takes a little over 20 minutes to bake and makes enough for 12! Not only is it simple, but has an abundant source of protein, vitamin A and choline.

Bunnies’ Tres Leches Mini Cakes

INGREDIENTS

1 box white cake mix (16.25 oz)
1 ¼ cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 large EGGS
1 ½ cups strawberries, chopped
1 cup canned sweetened condensed milk
1 cup canned fat free evaporated milk
¼ cup low fat milk

FOR TOPPING
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 ½ Tbsp. granulated sugar
½ tsp. vanilla extract
12 sliced strawberries for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. PREHEAT oven to 350° F. SPRAY twelve 4 oz. ramekins with non-stick cooking spray. SET aside.

2. COMBINE cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs in a large bowl. WHISK to combine ingredients. FOLD in strawberries and pour mixture into prepared ramekins. BAKE for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let COOL completely.

3. WHISK together condensed milk, evaporated milk and low fat milk in a medium bowl for the milk topping. POKE holes in the cakes thoroughly using a fork. SPOON 4 tablespoons of mixture over each cake. COVER with aluminum foil and REFRIGERATE for at least 2 hours to overnight to allow the liquid mixture to soak in.

4. PLACE whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in the bowl of a stand mixer. WHIP until stiff peaks form. SPREAD evenly over top of the cake. GARNISH each cake with 1 sliced strawberry.

FUN FACT

North Carolina is home to nearly 9 million birds, which lay about 7.5 million eggs a day. There are farms located from the mountains to the coast that produce eggs for the entire state. To learn more about egg farms in North Carolina, click here.

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