Quatro Leches Cake Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 45 MINUTES

6 ratings
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 7 large eggs, (3 for the cake, 4 egg whites for the frosting)
  • 1 cup whole milk, divided
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


Step 1

Directions for cake: Preheat oven to 375°. Prepare a casserole dish with non-stick spray, set aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, sift together flour and baking powder, then add 1/2 cup of the sugar. Add the 3 eggs and 1/2 cup of the whole milk and use an electric mixer to combine.

Step 3

Pour the batter into a prepared baking dish and press evenly into the bottom.

Step 4

Bake the cake for 20-25 min, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 5

For the quatro leches filling: In a bowl, combine 1⁄2 cup of whole milk, the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream and vanilla and gently stir.

Step 6

When the cake has cooled, pierce the cake all over with a fork.

Step 7

Ladle the quatro leches mixture over the top of the cake. Set the cake in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours to allow the cake to absorb the milk.

Step 8

For the frosting: Using a small caldero (heavy, round pot), fill one quarter full of water and heat on low.

Step 9

Make a double boiler by setting a bowl with egg whites over the top of the caldero, mixing immediately so the eggs will not begin to cook.

Step 10

Slowly add the 1/2 cup of sugar to the egg whites on medium heat, beating with an electric mixer, until the frosting is firm with stiff peaks.

Step 11

Cover the cake with the frosting and serve, or keep chilled until you are ready to serve.

Quatro Leches Cake


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6 Reviews

Angie 12/23/2014
My Mother always

My Mother always made a very similar cake but added fresh coconut to the top of it - Y-U-M-M-Y!!!

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The PDN Web 12/10/2014
Thank you for yo

Thank you for your comment, Gail! We use a 9x13 dish. Happy cooking!

Gail 12/9/2014
This recipe soun

This recipe sounds delicious but, I don't mean to sound stupid, but what size casserole dish do you use? I have a few different sizes.

tanner 10/16/2014
Loved it! Great

Loved it! Great with a cup of coffee.

Teresa 9/30/2014
This is just a h

This is just a heavenly recipe !!! PS, I loved this segment !!

Samara 9/27/2014
I love it !!!

I love it !!!

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