Tres Leches Pancakes


Have you ever had tres leches cake? For anyone who hasn’t, it’s heaven. You take a yellow cake and drench it in three kinds of cream. Pretty good idea, right?

I’ve been craving all things latino even more since my aunt visited. I miss her!

So I had this thought last week that I’d like to try tres leches pancakes, I thought it was worth pursuing. I took a stack of hot pancakes, layered them with fruit, and poured on a bled of three creams until they were bien mojado—nice and wet. They turned out to be pretty good (pancakes and cream? what a surprise).

But I found I liked it best having one pancake on a plate at a time. Because it’s rich, for one, and because that way the pancake can really soak up all that wet goodness.

Tres Leches Pancakes
Cook up a stack of your favorite pancakes. You’ll probably want a lighter pancake, whole wheat may be too heavy. While you’re cooking and flipping, mix the following ingredients:

1 12-oz. evaporated milk
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup heavy cream or whole milk

Once the pancakes are done, poke a few holes in them with a fork. Pour the cream mixture over them, making sure you don’t stop until they’re nice and wet. Serve with fruit, and dig in.


I’m wishing you a happy Father’s Day weekend. I will get to hang out with my dad, for the first time in many father’s days, so it should be a great weekend for me and the family. Be sure to stop by next week, I have a pretty incredible sponsor to introduce you to, you’ll get to hear from Crystal, and I have my biggest. giveaway. ever. See you then.

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Sherry Cartwright June 18, 2010 at 10:18 am

The tres leches pancakes sound diiiiiiiiiivine!

Wishing your hubby and your dad the happiest Father’s Day ever! Enjoy them!


RosaMaria June 18, 2010 at 11:28 am

i love pastel de tres leches!
thanks for the idea of these pancakes! looks perfect for a sunday!


AmberLee June 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Thanks, Ladies! And Happy Father’s Day to your man, Sherry! He deserves a great one!


Clara June 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

Oh my!! Sunday breakfast crisis solved!! my husband loves Tres Leches and this will be a nice surprise for him. Thank you ever so much for sharing!!

*Happy Father’s day to all the Papacitos out there!*


Baking is my Zen June 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm

What a fabulous idea!!



cindy June 19, 2010 at 10:08 am

oh… my… goodness! sounds fabulous! (my tres leches cake sauce has rum in it! that would make it pretty decadent!)


dot June 24, 2010 at 6:42 am

This looks fabulous! I even made pancakes this morning, but mine weren’t near as fancy :)

I’ve highlighted this in the spotlight today on Foodwhirl, too.
thanks for sharing it !



JJ Sailings January 18, 2011 at 9:29 pm

One of my favorite things is strawberries on top of pancakes or waffles. I have never thought of this tres leches pancakes idea. I do love tres leches and I also love strawberries so this must be the perfect combination for a yummy snack/breakfast. It looks so delicious. Very inventive and awesome idea.


Megan Williams July 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

So is it yellow cake or actual pancakes?


AmberLee July 13, 2011 at 1:39 pm

Hi Megan! I used actual pancakes. Yellow cake, I’m sure, would taste alright too : )


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