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Citrus Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches, which means “three milks,” mixes evaporated, condensed, and whole milk to create a rich and sweet dessert that pairs perfectly with tart citrus.

Serves 16
Ready in 30 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
252 calories per serving


> 1 (15.25 oz) pkg yellow cake mix
> 1/2 cup canola oil
> 3 large eggs
> 2 oranges
> 1 red grapefruit
> 1/2 cup evaporated milk
> 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
> 1/4 cup whole milk
> 1/8 tsp salt
> 2 cups light whipped topping, thawed


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using the oil and eggs. Grate the zest from the oranges and grapefruit. Add half to the cake mix. Bake cake in a greased 13x9-inch cake pan according to package directions.
In a medium bowl, whisk remaining zest, evaporated milk, condensed milk, whole milk, and salt until combined.
Cool baked cake 5 min. With a thick skewer, poke cake all over. While cake is still warm, pour milk mixture over cake. Cool completely or refrigerate overnight.
Cut any remaining peel and pith from oranges and grapefruit. Thinly slice into rounds. Spread the whipped topping all over cake. Pat citrus slices dry. Arrange on top of cake.

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