Hello baker friends! Let’s make a delicious dessert today! Chocolate Tres Leches Cake, which would be perfect for any special occasion!
This Chocolate Tres Leches Cake is seriously so easy to make, you will be impressed!
In this post I will show you step-by-step how to make this scrumptious, moist Chocolate Tres Leches Cake!
It will impress all your guests, friends, and family!
To make the Chocolate Tres Leches, here are some simple steps you can follow:
- Pour hot coffee over chocolate and butter.
- Whisk until combined and chocolate and butter have melted.
- Add sugar and whisk. Set aside to let it cool slightly.
- In a measuring cup, mix milk, eggs, and vanilla together.
- Pour milk and egg mixture in the bowl.
- Whisk to combine
- Add sifted dry ingredients to the batter and whisk until incorporated.
- Pour in a greased and floured 8×8″ pan.
If you don’t want to use hot coffee in this recipe, you can use hot water instead. You can either add espresso powder (1/2 teaspoon) to the dry ingredients to make up for it, or leave it out altogether.
The coffee helps enhance the chocolate flavor and richness in the cake, but it’s not mandatory, so can be definitely left out.
Once the cake is baked and cooled down, you can make the chocolate milk mixture to pour over it.
You only need chocolate (either chopped chocolate, or chocolate chips), milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk.
- Heat up milk until hot, don’t let it actually come to a boil. Turn the heat off before it start to boil. Then pour it over chocolate and whisk until chocolate has melted entirely.
- Add condensed milk to the chocolate.
- And then add evaporated milk, and mix.
Don’t forget to only pour this mixture over the cake when the cake is cooled.
- Poke holes on the cake with a fork.
- Pour chocolate milk mixture over the cake. Make sure to pour specially in the middle, because the cake tends to absorb more around the edges.
After you pour the liquid over the cake, cover it with plastic wrap, and let it rest in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.
I don’t know about you all, but Tres Leches has got to be one of my favorite cakes, and Chocolate Tres Leches Cake oh my! It was a dream!
Now let me tell you about the chocolate curls I put on top of the cake.
For years, and years I have tried to make chocolate curls! I’ve watched youtube videos by chocolatiers, I have tempered my chocolate, I have tried it all! My curls would always turn out less than appealing. They would break, shatter, I could never get the chocolate in the right temperature.
After a while, I sincerely stopped trying!
Until I found this post by my friend Jennifer from Beyond the Butter. Seemed way too easy and good to be true!
But since it was only going to take me 10 minutes, I decided to give it a go.
And voila! Amazing results! And the chocolate curls turned out amazing, and were a beautiful addition to my Chocolate Tres Leches Cake!
Have you ever attempted to make Chocolate Curls? Check out Jennifer’s post, I promise you will be surprised with how easy and effortless her method is!
Here are some more recipes you might like if you like this Chocolate Tres Leches Cake:
- Dulce de Leche Cake
- Olive Oil Chocolate Cake
- No-Bake Flan
- Chocolate Strawberry Cake
- Flan Cake
- Chocolate Flan
- Pumpkin Flan
As always, thank you for reading my blog! It means the world to me! Tag me on instagram if you make one of my desserts! I hope you loved this Chocolate Tres Leches Cake as much as I did! Much love!
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake
Chocolate Tres Leches Cake is a chocolate sponge cake soaked in sweet chocolate milk mixture, topped with whipped cream. So delicious!
Chocolate Sponge Cake
hot brewed coffee*
3 oz, 85 grams
or chopped chocolate (2 oz, 56 grams)**
7 oz, 200 grams
3.37 oz, 95 grams
1.41 oz, 40 grams
- 1 1/2
Chocolate Tres Leches
or chopped chocolate (3 oz, 85 grams)
Magnolia Brand condensed milk
Whipped Cream topping
Chocolate Sponge Cake
- Grease and flour a 8×8” square cake pan. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.
- Mix the hot coffee, with butter, and chocolate. Whisk together until the chocolate and butter are melted. If the chocolate and butter aren’t melted, feel free to place the bowl in the microwave for 15 second intervals, whisking in between until the mixture is smooth.
- Let it cool down slightly.
- Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla together in a measuring cup.
- Pour it over the coffee, butter, and chocolate mixture.
- Add sugar to the bowl with the liquid ingredients.
- Whisk to combine.
- Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
- Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Whisk until a smooth batter is formed, without lumps.
- Pour it over prepared pan.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake.
Chocolate Tres Leches
- Heat up milk until very hot, but don’t let it boil. Turn it off the heat before that.
- Pour it over chocolate, whisk until chocolate melts.
- Add evaporated milk and condensed milk.
- Whisk all milks and chocolate together until smooth and incorporated.
- Let the cake cool down completely. Leave the cake inside the cake pan.
- Once cake is completely cool, poke holes all over the cake with a fork.
- Pour Chocolate Tres Leches mixture over the entire cake.
- It will seem like a lot of liquid, but don’t worry, the cake will soak all of it up.
- Cover the cake pan with plastic wrap. Place it in the fridge for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
- Whip cold heavy cream and sugar with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes, until soft and firm peaks form.
- Add vanilla and mix briefly to combine.
- Use a spatula to spread the whipped cream over the cooled cake.
- Slice, serve, and enjoy!
- This cake will store well in the fridge for up to 4 days.
*Coffee: You can use hot water instead of the hot coffee. If using water instead of coffee, you can either add 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder to the dry ingredients, or just leave it out. The coffee helps enhance the chocolate taste and richness, but it will be completely fine without it.
**Chocolate: I used bittersweet chocolate, feel free to use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer, just don’t use unsweetened.