Tres Leches

Using a doctored up yellow cake mix, this tres leches recipe is easy to make and always a crowd pleaser!

Adapted from Ree Drummond.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy tres leches, tes leches cupcakes, tres leches, tres leches cake, tres leches cupcakes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes


For the Cake:

  • 1 Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1.5 oz Vanilla Pudding Mix Do not prepare, just use powder
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 3/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 3 Eggs

Tres Leches Mixture:

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk 12 oz
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream

Optional Toppings:

  • Whipped Cream
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Coconut Flakes


  1. Combine all cake ingredients and mix well for at least 3 minutes.

  2. Divide batter into cupcake liners that are double lined (two cupcake liners per cupcake)

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, be sure to not over bake!

  4. After baking, allow to cool about 15-20 minutes, leaving cupcakes in pan.

  5. While cupcakes cool, combine the three milks, whisk together just until combined.

  6. Poke each cupcake a few times with a fork.

  7. Pour leches mixture over cupcakes. I like to fill them as much as possible, but that's up to you!

  8. Allow cupcakes to soak at least for 1 hour, or overnight.

  9. Topping with whatever toppings you wish!