Easy Tres Leches Cake

I made this along with the Peeps cake for Easter dessert. I liked the fact that it’s basically a poke cake and I’m familiar with those. Also, it uses a cake mix (yay!)

Source: Mommy’s Kitchen


  • 1 yellow cake mix, prepared according the directions on the box
  • 1 container of Cool Whip
  • 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 5oz  can of evaporated milk
  • 1 can of Nestle Media Crema (this was in the Latin section at my local Meijer.)
  • Assorted fruit (I used fresh strawberries, canned pineapple, canned oranges and fresh kiwi.)


  1. Once you’ve prepared the cake mix and baked it according to the package in a 9×13 dish, take it out of the oven and poke holes in the cake. (I use the handle of a wooden spoon when I make poke cakes.)
  2. Mix the three different kinds of milk together and pour half over the cake. Smooth it out and try to get it into the wholes.
  3. Let it sit for a half hour, then pour the rest of the milk over the cake.
  4. Let the cake sit out for 30 minutes.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight. (If you need it sooner you can refrigerate for less time. I’ve always just done it overnight and I think it works great.)
  6. Frost the top with Cool Whip
  7. Add the fruit.

Verdict: Win

This was quite yummy. I don’t know how authentic it is in comparison to a traditional tres leches cake, but it was a crowd pleaser and it made for a lighter cake than the Peeps cake I made.



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