Turkish Style Tres Leches

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Turkish Style Tres Leches
07 June 2024

Although the exact origin of Tres Leches, which is served in various forms around the world, is unknown, it is said to have first spread in Mexico. The main ingredient in this dessert is milk. Three different milks are used in this dessert: cow, goat, and buffalo. The name of the dessert comes from the Spanish words meaning '3 milks'. Let's prepare a delicious and practical caramel tres leches.

How Many Calories is 1 Serving of Caramel Tres Leches?

A 100-gram serving of Tres Leches dessert is approximately 160 calories. Tres Leches can be consumed on diet lists as a replacement for a glass of milk or a serving of fresh fruit.

Prep Time : 30 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Servings : 6 People
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Turkish Style Tres Leches


For the sponge cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1 packet of vanilla

For the syrup:

  • 4 cups of milk (If possible; a mixture of goat, buffalo, and cow's milk)
  • 1 tbsp milk powder
  • 200 ml cream

For the caramel sauce:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 200 ml cream
  • 1 tbsp butter
Turkish Style Tres Leches


  1. For the sponge cake, separate the egg yolks and whites. After adding a pinch of salt to the egg whites, beat them with a mixer at high speed until they become stiff.
  2. Whisk the egg yolks in a separate bowl with a mixer until foamy.
  3. After adding semolina, sifted flour, baking powder, and vanilla, continue whisking until all the ingredients are smooth.
  4. Mix the whipped egg whites with the help of a spatula from bottom to top with gentle movements.
  5. Butter the oven dish. Pour the sponge cake mixture into the mold and smooth the top. Bake in a preheated 160-degree oven for 45 minutes.
  6. For the milky syrup of the dessert, mix the cold milk, cream, and milk powder with a whisk. Let the baked dessert stand for 20 minutes to cool down.
  7. Pour the prepared milk syrup over the dessert little by little, with the help of a ladle. After the syrup is over, remove the remaining milk foam from the dessert.
  8. For the caramel sauce, put the granulated sugar in a small sauce pot. Melt the sugar over low heat until the sugar is completely melted and the color starts to get darker. Add the cream to it while stirring quickly, and fully incorporate the cream into the melted sugar.
  9. Finally, add the butter, remove it from the stove, and stir until it has melted. Let the caramel sauce stand to cool, and then spread it over the dessert that has absorbed the syrup. After resting it in the refrigerator, slice and serve. Bon appetit!
Serving Suggestions

Desserts like this are often accompanied by coffee.

Expert Tips
  • The first point to consider for the Tres Leches to be delicious is the milk used. You can get a better taste by mixing goat, buffalo, and cow milk.
  • If you don't like goat or buffalo milk, slowly add cow's milk to the cream and stir until you get the right consistency.
  • Even though oven-baked desserts are usually buttered, for the Tres Leches dessert, the cake mold is baked without buttering.
  • The waiting time after preparing the trileçe is also very important. Before preparing your dessert for serving, let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours.
  • When preparing the caramel sauce, make sure that the sugar has dissolved completely. You can increase the flavor of your sauce by pouring it after the resting process.
  • If you wish, you can also use delicious homemade chocolate sauce instead of caramel sauce.
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