Sunday, June 29, 2014

"What Is That Amazing Smell?"

"Chocolate! Ha ha ha!" I frequently get those lines from Frozen stuck in my head, but the good part about it is that my youngest son laughs at that line every single time (and he has the cutest laugh), and he now says "chocolate" in pretty much the cutest way possible.

Anyway, here is a great chocolate cake recipe that we recently found.

Chocolate Tres Leches Cake


1 (18.25 ounce) package Swiss chocolate cake mix (such as Duncan Hines)
1 1/4 cups chocolate milk
1/2 cup canola oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon instant espresso powder, optional
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup half-and-half
3/4 cup evaporated milk
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups heavy whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a 9x13-inch pan with butter and flour.

Bake cake mix, chocolate milk, canola oil, eggs, and espresso powder (if using) together in a large bowl with an electric hand mixer on a low speed until dry ingredients are moistened. Increase speped to medium and continue beating another 2 minutes; pour into prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Remove cake from the oven and allow it to cool in the pan until it is no longer hot to the touch. While the cake is still warm, poke lots of holes all over the cake with a small skewer or a fork.

Whisk sweetened condensed milk, half-and-half, evaporated milk, and 3 tablespoons cocoa powder together in a bowl until cocoa is mostly incorporated into the liquid; slowly pour the milk mixture evenly over the cake. Allow the cake to cool completely as the liquid soaks into it.

Sift confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder together in a bowl.

Beat heavy whipping cream in a stand mixer on medium speed for about 1 minute. While continuing to mix, add sugar-and-cocoa mixture to the cream in 2 batches, allowing the first to incorporate before adding the second. Increase mixer speed to medium-high; beat until soft peaks form and the cream is thickened and spreadable. Spread chocolate whipped cream on the cake to serve.

Source:, submitted by MrsFisher0729. You can find it here.

Notes: It is currently rated as a 5 star recipe, and it deserves every one of those stars! This is yummy stuff.



1 comment:

  1. This was slicked up in no time. We had another recipe for Chocolate Tres Leches, but this is the go to recipe. It was amazingly yummy. Ha ha, since we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we don't keep expresso in the house, but Postum did fine!