Keto tres leches cake

Keto tres leches cake

Tres leches cake is one of the most popular desserts in Latin America. This keto version of the classic sponge cake soaked in a delicious cream-based sauce and topped with whipped cream is even quicker and easier to make than the original! Perfect for special occasions.

Keto tres leches cake

Tres leches cake is one of the most popular desserts in Latin America. This keto version of the classic sponge cake soaked in a delicious cream-based sauce and topped with whipped cream is even quicker and easier to make than the original! Perfect for special occasions.
USMetric
8 servingservings

Ingredients

Cake
  • 3 3 eggeggs
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp cream of tartar or lemon juice
  • ½ cup (323 oz.) 120 ml (110 g) erythritol
  • unsalted butter to grease the baking dish
Sauce
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup 120 ml unsweetened almond milk
  • 2½ tbsp 2½ tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp xanthan gum
Cream
  • ½ cup 120 ml heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp powdered erythritol
To serve
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cinnamon
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Instructions

Instructions are for 8 servings. Please modify as needed.

Cake

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients to the cake. Mix until well-combined.
  2. Grease a 6" x 9" (16 x 21 cm) glass baking dish or a microwave-proof dish at least 2.5" (6.5 cm) deep.
  3. Pour the batter into the dish, smoothing the top to make sure you have an even layer of mixture.
  4. Microwave on medium-high (around 600 W) for 3.5 minutes (cook times will vary depending upon the microwave wattage; it could require more time!). Remove from the microwave. Check that the cake is cooked in the center. If necessary, return to the microwave for 20 seconds. Continue this process until the cake center is cooked. Allow to cool at room temperature and do not remove the cake from the dish.

Sauce

  1. While the cake is cooking in the microwave, mix together the ingredients for the sauce and stir until the erythritol dissolves. Set aside.

Assembly

  1. Once the cake has cooled to room temperature, use a fork to poke evenly spaced holes over the top of the cake. Pour the sauce over the entire surface of the cake. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight, allowing the cake to absorb the sauce.

Whipped Cream

  1. Combine the ingredients for the whipped cream and beat with an electric mixer until the mixture forms peaks (around 2 minutes). Take care not to beat more than necessary or it will turn into butter!
  2. Cover the cake with the whipped cream. Dust with ground cinnamon just before serving.

Tips

You can use the oven instead of the microwave if you prefer. In that case, preheat the oven to 350ºF (175°C). Bake the cake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the center of the cake is cooked.

Why use the tiny amount of cream cheese in the whipped cream? It's because if you are not going to serve the dish straight away, the cream cheese helps to keep the whipped cream smooth and fluffy for longer.

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63 comments

  1. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi! I downloaded the app and for this recipe it’s saying that for the sauce you need 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream and for the cream 2 tbsp of heavy whipping cream, which it doesn’t make sense. Sorry, but I find the app have many faults in it.

    I am looking at the Android app and it's the same as the recipe on the website. The sauce is poured over the cake before it refrigerates and then the whipped cream is added when you're ready to serve.

  2. Flavio
    Me and my wife just did it, exactly according to the instructions. It's MARVELOUS! Thank you!!
    Reply: #53
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Me and my wife just did it, exactly according to the instructions. It's MARVELOUS! Thank you!!

    Great! So glad it turned out well for you!

  4. Jacqueline
    Can I use monkfruit sweetner in this recipe,? Thank you.
    Reply: #55
  5. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use monkfruit sweetner in this recipe,? Thank you.

    Sure! Just keep i mind that the ratios may not be the same based on the level of sweetness.

  6. Keto baker
    Hi! I think the xantham gum keeps the milk from fully absorbing. I omitting it next time
  7. Samantha
    Is there any way to make this a pistachio tres leches cake? Could you sub some of the coconut flour or almond flour for ground pistachios, or add the ground pistachios as well as the coconut/almond flour?
    Reply: #58
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is there any way to make this a pistachio tres leches cake? Could you sub some of the coconut flour or almond flour for ground pistachios, or add the ground pistachios as well as the coconut/almond flour?

    We have not tested this with pistachios. I am not sure if ground pistachios would act more like almond flour or like coconut flour when it comes to how absorbent it is.

  9. Ines
    Love it! I used cream of coconut for topping I run out of whip cream, my picky daughter love it
  10. Flavio
    I made 2 portions, in individual baking pans, for my birthday (btw it was delicious and a success), but only one was used. Anyone knows if I FREEZE the other one?
    Reply: #62
  11. Flavio
    If I can* freeze
  12. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    I made 2 portions, in individual baking pans, for my birthday (btw it was delicious and a success), but only one was used. Anyone knows if I FREEZE the other one?

    Hi, Flavio! Sure, you should be able to freeze the leftovers just fine!

  13. Aaron Ingold
    What have I done wrong if the center of the cake is suck coming out if the oven??
    Reply: #64
  14. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    What have I done wrong if the center of the cake is suck coming out if the oven??

    Hi, Aaron! Perhaps the dish was not greased well, or it's possible the cake wasn't cooked enough in the center?

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