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!
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!
2 Cups All Purpose Flour
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
1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
2 TBSP Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
Fresh Strawberries to garnish
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)
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!