This mouthwatering delicious chocolate tres leches cake is topped with a creamy dulce de leche mascarpone frosting, toasted coconut, and chocolate shavings. It’s one of those indulgent and irresistible desserts that you have to save room for – even if the meal preceding it is just as amazing. A tres leches or three milks cake, from the traditional and classic vanilla option to this chocolate variation, is very easy to make. You just need to plan ahead to make sure you have time to let it rest and soak up the three milks mix.
I used my mom’s simple chocolate cake recipe as the base for this tres leches cake, mainly because it’s really easy to make. I would say that you can use a store bought chocolate cake mix if you didn’t have much time, but to be honest it will take about the same time to make this basic chocolate cake recipe – and it will taste better than the box. The dulce de leche mascarpone frosting is so good and definitely adds to the “indulgent” aspect of this dessert.
Step by step preparation photos for chocolate tres leches cake with dulce de leche frosting
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For the tres leches:
For the dulce de leche frosting: