Bailey’s Tres Leches Cake

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen

MMM… Bailey’s Tres Leches Cake!! Boy did I love this one. I made it on St. Paddy’s day, I just really wanted another excuse to bake with some booze! Let’s be honest I don’t need an excuse, but I took it anyways! 😉 And this cake… I want it everyday of the year!

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen

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I have had tres leches cake once before. Only once! I loved it but life got in the way of me and tres leches cake.. until now!!

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen

This cake is soaked in Sweetened Condensed Milk, Evaporated Milk, Heavy Cream & Bailey’s. Basically amazing. The milk mixtures oozes out of the cake. I just wanted to drink it. I HATE milk but all those “milks” mixed together was spectacular!

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen

I made the cake and served it about 4 hours later, so it had time to soak up everything. It was spectacular and the next day even better! This cake is not the easiest to make but worth the few steps. Will definitely be making this again and I hope you give it a try- it really is fabulous 🙂

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen


Bailey’s Tres Leches Cake


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 large eggs, separated
  • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • fresh berries for garnishing


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X13 inch baking pan. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar. Mix on medium until very, very light in color. Then add in milk and vanilla extract, mix until just combined. Pour this mixture on top of the flour mixture. Gently fold together until no more flour streaks.
  3. In a clean mixing bowl beat the egg whites on high, until soft peaks form, then add 1/4 cup sugar and beat until you have stiff whites. Fold mixture into batter. Stop just before completely combined and pour into prepared pan. Bake for 34-45 minutes. Let cake cool completely.
  4. Once cool flip cake onto a platter. Using a fork poke the cake numerous times, the more holes the better! In a large bowl combine Bailey’s Irish Cream, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. Pour the milk mixture all over the cake. Pour slowly, some liquid will pool but most will be absorbed into cake. Let sit for 30 minutes. Then in the bowl of an electric mixer beat 2 cups of heavy cream,1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream and 3 tbsp sugar until thick cream is made. Spread on top of cake and garnish with berries. Keep refrigerated. The more time the milk has to soak in the better.

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks Cookbook 

Bailey's Tres Leches Cake- Confessions of a Baking Queen

Best believe I finished that slice while shooting!! LOL


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