Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Get a Therapist)
Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Get a Therapist)

Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Get a Therapist)

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Tres Leches Carrot Cake
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If you love tres leches cake and you love carrot cake, I have the most indulgent, special dessert for you to try! This Tres Leches Carrot Cake is super moist and super delicious!
Serves: 12-16
Cake Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup and 5 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, plus more for topping
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 2/3 pound carrots, grated
  • 1/3 cup finely diced fresh pineapple
Tres Leches Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
Whipped Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (not powdered sugar)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  1. Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8-inch square baking pan with a parchment paper sling. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, and eggs together until light yellow. Stir in the vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together 1 2/3 cups flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Toss the raisins with the remaining 1 tablespoon flour and fold them, with the carrots and pineapple, into the batter. Pour the batter into your prepared pan and bake around 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out with just a few moist crumbs. If the top starts to get too dark before the cake tests done, feel free to lightly cover it with a piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Whisk together 1/2 cup whole milk, 1/4 can condensed milk, and 1/4 can evaporated milk. Poke holes all over the cake gently with a fork. Pour the milk mixture over the top of the warm cake. Cover and chill the cake until completely cool.
  3. Make the frosting: Heat the milk, flour, and granulated sugar together over medium heat, whisking constantly. Once it starts to boil, continue whisking and heating it for around 7 minutes or until it’s very thick, like cake batter consistency. Remove the mixture from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Remove the mixture to a shallow pan and let the mixture cool completely (after a bit, I stuck mine in the fridge to hurry it along). Once the mixture is completely cool, beat the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer until soft and fluffy. Add the completely cooled mixture and beat on high until you have fluffy frosting the consistency of stiff whipped cream (this takes several minutes, so be patient). Frost your completely cooled cake with a thick layer of frosting. Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge, but be sure to let it sit out for 30 minutes before serving so the frosting can soften.


6 Comments on Tres Leches Carrot Cake (and 5 Easy Steps to Find a Therapist)

  1. Natalie
    April 23, 2018 at 1:29 am (3 years ago)

    What a wonderful idea making carrot cake tres leches – sounds simply delicious and looks perfect and moist!

  2. Nancy
    April 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm (3 years ago)

    God Bless You! It is very important to have concrete instructions for this…also what to do if it doesn’t work out. I had to find help for my son years ago and the first therapist that we went to said, “So why are you here? And don’t let your mom answer for you. If you can’t say it, I can’t help you.” Obviously, he couldn’t help us, but it is nice to know that you might have to do this several times to find the right fit. What a great service you have provided to your readers!

  3. Anita Link
    April 26, 2018 at 3:33 am (3 years ago)

    Love the concept of this site!

  4. michelfrost
    June 7, 2018 at 3:40 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! It looks so beautiful and delicious. I love cake. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Thanks…..Keep Sharing this type blog.

  5. Anita
    November 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm (12 months ago)

    Can I double this recipe to make a 9x 13 cake or do I need to make adjustments.

    • Julie Ruble
      November 29, 2019 at 7:26 pm (12 months ago)

      You can! The baking time might vary so check for doneness early and often. Should work great:) Enjoy!


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