Tres Leches Cake is one of the most popular desserts in Latin America. This version is low-carb and sugar-free but still takes on the traditional flavor and texture!
It begins with a light and airy, vanilla sponge cake with oozing pockets of creamy milks. Sweetening fresh cream with Lakanto Powdered Monkfruit Sweetener can make a whipped cream that is perfectly sweet and will hold its shape for days.
Your finished Tres Leches Cake will be dressed with sliced strawberries and a sprinkling of cinnamon. No joke, this three milk cake will impress at any gathering.
If you're counting carbs, rest in the bliss that one slice of this cake is only 4 net carbs. Using low-carb ingredients to start, you only get added sugars from the strawberries, and the fiber-filled flours and fruit help to offset other natural sugars in the recipe.
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup Lakanto Monkfruit Baking Sweetener
1 tsp salt
6 eggs, separated
1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled (can sub another oil)
In another bowl whisk the egg yolks, butter and vanilla extract. Fold into the coconut flour mixture.
Gently fold in the stiffened egg whites in small batches into the coconut flour batter. Careful not to over mix!
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake for 22-25 minutes. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes. You can remove the cake from the pan to a serving plate, or serve right from the cake pan.
After cooled, take a skewer or sharp pointed knife and make holes all over in the cake.
In a bowl whisk together the coconut milk, half & half, heavy cream.
Pour this over the cake into all the holes. Allow to stand for 30 minutes.
While the cake is resting You'll need to prep the finishing touches: whipping cream and sliced, fresh strawberries!
Whipping Cream Directions
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using an electric mixer, combine the heavy whipping cream, Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered Sweetener and Lakanto Vanilla Liquid MonkFruit Extract.
Whip the mixture on medium-low until it starts to thicken.
Continue mixing on medium-high until stiff peaks form.
Pipe the whipped cream on your Tres Leches Cake.
Slice strawberries and place on top with a sprinkling of cinnamon.
Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.
This cake really is a dream, and it's relatively simple, too! If you've had a similar, but sugar-filled recipe in your family for years, we'd love to see how you like the Lakanto version. It's still authentic and traditional, just without all the excess carbohydrates from sugar.
Chilled desserts are some of our favorites because they naturally enhance the flavor of our monk fruit sweetener—plus, there's just something refreshing about finishing off a meal with a cool temp'd palette cleanser. If you're serving a spicy meal, this is a great last course to bring your tastebuds to their happy place.
Need the perfect drink to serve with this Tres Leches Cake?
Keep those milks handy, and go ahead and whip up this delicious horchata. Our Authentic Horchata recipe is chilled, just like the cake, and has similar flavor profiles, making them the perfect pair.