This is an excellent recipe for a perfect Trilece. A tres leches cake also known as pan tres leches ("three milks bread"), is a sponge cake or butter cake soaked in 3 kinds of milk: condensed milk, plain milk and heavy cream. That's how it got it's name - tres leches cake meaning 3 milks cake.
Trilece is a very popular dessert in Macedonia, people went crazy for this mouth melting easy soft dessert and this is the perfect recipe which you can easily prepare at home and thrill your loved ones. Here I used milk in powder instead of condensed milk.


For biscuit:

  • 6 eggs
  • 100 g sugar (3,5 oz)
  • 200 g flour (7 oz) 
  • 1/2 sachet baking powder (5 g) (1 tsp)
  • 1 sachet vanilla sugar (10 g) (1 tbs)
For topping:
  • 400 ml heavy whipping cream  (1,7 cups)
  • 300 g milk in powder (1,3 cups)
  • 800 ml of plain milk (3,4 cups)
For coating:
  • 300 g ready caramel cream, available in all stores, buy a good one (1,3 cups)
  1. Whisk the egg whites and gradually add sugar and vanilla sugar.
  2. When well scrambled, add yolks one by one, stir and slowly add flour mixed with baking powder. Stir gently with mixer turned off.
  3. Pour the mixture into a rectangle baking pan coated with baking paper and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 180 C degrees. Let the biscuit to cool down a little and then stab it with a toothpick all over so it can later soak the milk better. Remove the biscuit from the pan together with the baking paper.
  4. Then, pour the cream in the same pan, spread it all over and return the biscuit in the pan with the upper part turned down. Again stab the biscuit with a toothpick and let stand for 15 minutes.
  5. Put milk in powder in 150-200 ml of milk and mix it well. Add this mixture to the rest of the milk (the rest 600-650 ml) and put on a stove to warm up. Pour warm milk over the biscuit and let it soak well.
  6. Apply the caramel on top.
Enjoy this beautiful dessert!