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Tres Leches Cupcakes

Hey Everyone! I’ve been having so much fun creating an updated portfolio, and in the process I’ve been finding baking on a consistent basis in my own home very therapeutic. I’ve been a little homesick lately, and have been focused on recreating some of my childhood favorites that I can’t find easily here in Australia.  It’s also been really fun introducing my Aussie soon-to-be-husband to some of my culture’s yummy eats. I felt like eating tres leches cake, which is traditionally made and soaked with three milks, so I made Tres Leches Cupcakes instead! 

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Traditionally, tres leches cake batter is very egg-dense in order to hold the soaked sweetened milks while maintaining the cake’s structure, so don’t be alarmed! You also don’t need cake flour in order to have a sturdy cake/cupcake. I personally use All Purpose flour for this recipe, and a low amount of sugar which lightens the cake batter itself. I top each cupcake with a fluffy and lightly sweet cinnamon whipped cream, and garnish with thinly sliced strawberries (tres leches cakes are traditionally decorated and served with fresh strawberries)

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe for my yummy Tres Leches Cupcakes! 

 

INGREDIENTS

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
5 Eggs
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Kosher salt
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Milk
2 TSP Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg – freshly grated is BEST

Sweetened Condensed Milk
Evaporated Milk

For Topping:

1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 TBSP Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Fresh Strawberries to garnish 

 

DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla

Sift and add in flour, baking powder and salt

Stir just until batter is combined

Portion into 1 dozen cupcakes

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes

Once cooled, use a fork to poke holes on top of each cupcake

Soak with sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk

Chill in fridge for at least one hour (better overnight)

For Topping:

Whisk heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon vigorously until fluffy whipped cream is formed.

Top each cupcake with your fluffy whipped cream, garnish with strawberry and serve immediately!

 

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