Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Honey Cinnamon Tres Leches Cake

One word to describe how this cake tastes: DIVINE.  It's so rich, but at the same time you have to go back for another piece.  Hope y'all try it!

Honey Cinnamon Tres Leches Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
7 eggs, separated
2-1/2 cups flour
1  tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
5 Tbsp honey, divided

Preheat oven to 350° F, and cream butter and sugar.  Add egg yolks until creamy and blended.  Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Stir in vanilla, and beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter, and pour into a greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.  Bake for 25-28 minutes; while baking, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons honey, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a large measuring cup or medium bowl.  Pierce the top of the hot cake generously with the end of a wooden spoon.  Gradually pour milk mixture over cake, about 1/3 cup at a time, spreading to the edges.  Let stand 2 hours, cover, and chill for 2 additional hours (if you can wait that long!).  Beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream until foamy, and add remaining 3 tablespoons honey, beating until soft peaks form.  Spread over top of cake, and sprinkle with extra cinnamon if desired; let sit in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Hope y'all enjoy!

xoxo, Sara

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