Eggnog Leches Cake

Egg Nog Leches Cake

Kind of like “Tres Leches”. But then kind of not, because it’s three times better.

Servings

12

Prep

50 min

Cook Time

1 hr

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 and ½ cups Borden Egg Nog (divided use)
  • Whipped Cream Frosting (Recipe Follows)
  • Dulce de Leche Sauce, for garnish (Recipe Follows)
  • Grated nutmeg, for garnish

Whipped Cream Frosting:

Dulce de Leche Sauce:

 

Instructions

Cake:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour, or spray with baking spray, a 13x9x2-inch glass baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with 13x9x2-inch piece of parchment paper. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a mixing bowl at medium speed, beat the butter until light and fluffy, scraping the bowl with a spatula occasionally. Add the sugar gradually, beating until thoroughly blended. Add the eggs, one by one, thoroughly blending after each addition. Beat in the vanilla. Add ⅓ of the flour mixture and beat until blended. Add 1 cup egg nog and ½ of the remaining flour mixture; beat for 30 seconds; scrape down the sides of the bowl; add the remaining flour mixture and beat for 30 seconds more. Do not overbeat. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Cool to room temperature on a rack. Turn the cake onto a serving tray. Pierce holes in the cake with a fork and fill holes with the remaining 2 and ½ cups egg nog using a squeeze bottle, marinade injector or by pouring the egg nog into the holes. Frost the cake with Whipped Cream Frosting. Garnish with grated nutmeg and drizzled Dulce de Leche Sauce. Cut into pieces and serve with a garnish of additional Dulce de Leche Sauce on the plate. 

Makes: One 13x9-inch cake, 12 generous servings. 

Whipped Cream Frosting:

 In a mixing bowl at high speed, beat together cream, sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Keep chilled until frosting cake and serving.

Dulce de Leche Sauce: 

Heat the milk in a small saucepan until hot but not simmering. Transfer to a small bowl and whisk in the prepared dulce de leche.  

*Found in baking or Hispanic foods sections of grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts

Weight g

Calories 0
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A — Vitamin C —
Calcium — Iron —
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