Tres Leches Cake | Basics with Babish

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Tres Leches Cake is a cake so delicious that it deserves a Basics of its own. Next time you think about making a boxed mix cake, think about how you could make this instead.

+ Ingredients & Shopping List
For cake:
10 eggs, separated by whites and yolks
1 cup white sugar
9.75 ounces all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
Vegetable oil (for greasing pans)
1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk
4 ounces whole milk
Strawberries, thinly sliced for garnish

For Dulce de Leche:
1 1/4 cup white sugar
4 cups milk
1/4 tsp baking soda

For whipped cream:
8 ounces heavy whipping cream
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

+ Special Equipment:
Stand mixer
Parchment paper
2 round cake pans (10 inches)
Fine mesh sieve