RECIPE # 5131 - STRAWBERRY TRES LECHES CAKE - Thurs., February 13, 2014
SUE HARRELL / FLORIDA STRAWBERRY GROWERS ASSOCIATION
2 pounds Florida strawberries, sliced
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 1/4 cups water
1 (18 1/4 ounce) box white cake mix
1 cup heavy cream
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Whipped cream (optional)
Place sliced strawberries into a medium-size bowl. Add sugar. Toss gently. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Toss again. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9x12-inch baking pan. Beat eggs in a large bowl. Add water and cake mix and beat three minutes. Pour batter into pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until center of cake springs back when touched. Let cool to room temperature.
In a medium-size bowl mix cream, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. Set aside. Using a fork, wooden skewer or chopstick, generously punch holes in cake. A chopstick works best. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake until liquid is absorbed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
To serve, cut cake into squares and generously spoon sweetened berries on top. Add whipped cream if desired. Makes 12 servings.