Monday, June 14, 2010

"Healthified" Tres Leches Cake

I'm no good at Spanish, therefore you should not ask me to attempt to pronounce the name of this cake.  But it doesn't matter, because this cake was delicious and I could eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Seriously. Betty Crocker rocks.

Traditional "Tres Leches" cake is soaked in three milks to produce a moist, rich, and VERY sweet cake laden with fat and sugar.  This cake is also made with three milks, only healthier milks.

I suggest you make this for a family gathering or potluck or something of the sort; you don't want this to sit in your fridge for too long, or else you might just end up eating it all yourself!

Healthified Tres Leches Cake
from Betty Crocker

1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon canola or coconut oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs
3 egg whites
1 can (14 oz) fat-free sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 can (12 oz) evaporated fat free milk
1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk or fat-free half-and-half
1 (8 oz) container frozen reduced-fat or fat-free whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
sliced fresh strawberries for topping, optional

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, vanilla, whole eggs and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

Bake 29 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake all over with fork or wooden skewer, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.

In medium bowl, stir condensed milk, evaporated milk and skim milk until blended. Slowly pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until mixture is absorbed into cake.

Spread whipped topping over cake. Refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with strawberries. Store in refrigerator.

1 Serving: Calories 280 (Calories from Fat 50); Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol30mg; Sodium 300mg; Total Carbohydrate 49g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 35g); Protein 6g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 20%; Iron 4% Exchanges: 1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate;

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I love tres leches cake but I haven't found a healthier version. Thank goodness you had one. Now I do not have to feel as guilty eating it.

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