Donsuemor Tres Leches Tasting Cups

Tres Leches Cake is a long standing Tex-Mex favorite. The name literally means “three milks”. The three milks we use are evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and half & half. I’ve also heard rumors that some people swap out the evaporated milk for goat’s milk.

The idea behind Tres Leches is that the three milks are combined and allowed to soak into white vanilla cake for a day or two to make an extremely luscious dessert. The resulting texture is somewhere between custard and bread pudding, and intensely sweet – in a great way.

I’ve never been able to eat a whole slice of Tres Leches Cake on my own. I always thought it would be cool to make some sort of mini version that I would be able to finish. When Donsuemor came to me and asked if I’d like to participate in their Dessert A Day promotion, my wheels started turning. The madeleines made by Donsuemor are cakey cookie perfection. Surely they’d be awesome soaked in Tres Leches.

Add in some shot glasses, tasting cups, or even small mason jars, and you’ve got the perfectly sweet ending to your next dinner soiree – and it comes together in about five minutes flat. Just remember they should be refrigerated for 24-48 hours before serving, to allow the cookies to soak up the milks.


  1. says

    Those sound divine! I’ve always been on the fence w/ tres leches cake. I love the flavor, but I don’t like anything that is “soggy.” These sound fantstic to me, though… Worth giving the whole concept another shot. Plus, I love the mini individual portion concept. Perfect!

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