Tres Leches Cake is a delicious dessert that's simple enough for any meal, but rich enough for a holiday treat.
Preheat oven to 325. (300 for glass pans)
In a large bowl sift together:
- 1 1/2 C cake flour
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1 C white sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Pour into a LIGHTLY sprayed 13x9 cake pan. Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Over-turn the cake onto a platter. Be sure the platter has a raised edge. Poke several times with a fork, skewer, or chopstick.
In a large measuring cup or small mixing bowl with a pour-spout, mix together:
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1/2 C cream or half&half
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
In another bowl whip together a half-pint of whipping cream, 1 1/2 TBS of white sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread over the cake just before serving. Top each slice with a cherry.