What could possibly make a tender Tres Leches Cake Recipe even better? How about light fluffy Mango Cream! This Latin inspired creation is a great way to celebrate any occasion.
We parents are secretly celebrating something.
For fear of judgement, we hardly talk about the joy it brings us. Yet, silent sighs of relief can be felt across the country for… Back to School.
Of course, we love our babies beyond all understanding.
We love their smiles and little noses. We love that fluttery little laugh that gurgles up when something strikes them as funny. We love their breathy stories, the elaborate crafts they make, and the ingenious games they come up with. We love them regardless of their artistic wardrobe selections. We love them as they go through the awkward stages of adolescence with unwarranted hormonal outbursts.
We love them when they are sweet and helpful, and we even love them when they are as mean as snakes.
That never stops.
Yet, after a magical summer filled with family vacations, swimming pools, trips to the zoo, hiking trails, hours at the park, makeshift forts, lemonade stands, gallons of insect repellent and sunscreen, sibling squabbles, and staying up way past bedtime, WE ARE TIRED.
So we tearfully send our little ones, with baggy new clothes and over-sized backpacks, off to school. Then peacefully sit in silence, if only for a moment.
You know what?
After all that fun and energy exertion, we deserve cake.
My double layer Tres Leches Cake Recipe with Mango Cream is just the thing for this bittersweet occasion.
As tres leches means 3 milks in Spanish, you can imagine the rich creamy taste and texture this cake provides, after being soaked in a mixture of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream.
The whipped Mango Cream that holds the tres cakes cake recipe together is fluffy, tangy and just slightly sweet to off set the milky intensity of the cake.
I pureed a fresh ripe mango and simmered it with sugar to thicken the puree. Once chilled, I folded the puree into whipped cream for a dreamy Mango Cream topping.
Then I sliced another ripe mango to decorate the top of the mango cream.
Lt. Dan and I agree, although there are uncountable reasons to make this Tres Leches Cake Recipe with Mango Cream, the best part about it is the sumptuous sound it makes when you dig into it with your fork. The sflumph you hear as you cut each saturated bite, let’s you know something luxurious is about to grace your palette.
This one’s for you parents. (Although your kids will love it too!)
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