Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Chocolate sponge Cake - This base cake, makes a light and spongy delicious chocolate cake.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
⅔ cup warm water
¾ cup cocoa powder *See Notes
2 teaspoons vanilla
Three milks liquid cream (to moisten the cake):
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (3 ounces)
1 can (14 ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup Cream 8 ounces
1 can (11 oz can) evaporated milk
½ cup milk * See Notes
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the topping: This cake could be topped with whipped cream or chocolate meringue.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 ° C). Grease and flour pan 8 x 10 inches or one round of 10 "in diameter.
2. For the cake: Sift the flour, salt and baking soda and set aside. Place cocoa powder in a small bowl and gradually add hot water and vanilla, mixing to form a smooth paste and reserve. Beat eggs and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy (5 minutes). Add and fold in the cocoa mixture. Add the flour to the mixture by folding in. Pour into pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3. For the tres leches cream : bring to a boil ½ cup of cream remove from heat, pour over the chocolate and whisk until dissolved, mix with remaining cream, condensed milk, evaporated milk, ½ cup milk and vanilla extract a bowl. Bring to medium heat until the condensed milk is fully dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
4. Pierce the surface of the cake with a knife or skewer stick. Pour half the cream, let stand for 10 minutes or until cake absorbs cream, continue adding the rest of the cream. Decorate with meringue or whipped cream. Refrigerate and serve cold.
a) The ½ cup milk can be substituted for cream, I prefer to use milk to make it a lighter cream and more moist cake.
b) For a lighter brown color on the cake use ½ cup of cocoa and ⅓ cup of water to dilute it.
c) You can make this recipe as cupcakes and serve in cups as tres leches cupcakes.
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