Two slices of tres leches cake on a brown, wooden table

Tres Leches Cake Recipe for Imbolc

Looking for a creamy, sweet, milk-packed cake for your Imbolc celebration? Our kitchen witchcraft never fails to deliver the most amazing cakes for your cakes and ale. (Don’t believe us? Try our Lemon + Lavender Ostara Cake!

If you’re reading this recipe, it’s likely getting close to Imbolc! (Or you have a massive sweet tooth as Aurora does!) We can’t wait for you to fall in love with this cake, soaked with milk and vanilla!

What is Imbolc?

Imbolc is the first celebration of Spring. It’s a beautiful time when the first plants and flowers begin poking out from the last snow, new baby birds begin to sing, and new mama animals begin giving out milk for their new babies. 

So, in addition to crafting Brigid Crosses, you can invite some kitchen witchery into your home by cooking with milk! Working with milk helps us celebrate the nurturing aspects of this season of renewal.

What if I can’t celebrate Imbolc because no one knows I’m a Witch?

We know how it goes. Sometimes it can be tough to celebrate a Wiccan or Witches’ Sabbat if you’re a closeted, secret Witch! We’ve all been there. The great thing about Witchcraft is that it doesn’t require tools to make change. As long as you have a goal, intention, willpower, and visualization, you can cast a spell and celebrate Pagan holidays!

How? Be being a Kitchen Witch! 

Anytime you cook, familiarize yourself with the magical correspondences and meanings of each ingredient. As you add it to your recipe, visualize how that ingredient helps your goal manifest!

a rectangular shaped cake with white whipped cream and cinnamon on top

Tres Leches Cake Recipe for Imbolc

We can’t wait for you to fall in love with this cake, soaked with milk and vanilla!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Resting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine Imbolc
Servings 8 people
Calories 835 kcal

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer, Hand Mixer, or Whisk
  • Oven

Ingredients
  

Cake

  • 1.5 c. all-purpose flour Magical properties: protection, healing
  • 1 tsp. baking powder Magical properties: purification, cleansing
  • .5 c. butter, unsalted Magical properties: smooth manifestation
  • 1 c. white sugar Magical properties: sweeten up the spell
  • 5 eggs Magical properties: manifestation, protection, fertility
  • .5 tsp. vanilla extract Magical properties: love, friendship, happiness

Cake Soak

  • 2 c. whole milk Magical properties: purification, nurturing, growth
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk Magical properties: longevity, sweeten up the spell
  • 12 oz. evaporated milk Magical properties: concentration

Topping

  • 1.5 c. heavy whipping cream Magical properties: mother energy, nurturing, happiness
  • 1 c. sugar Magical properties: sweeten up the spell
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract Magical properties: love, friendship, happiness
  • 1 dash cinnamon (optional) Magical properties: speed up manifestation, money

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13” baking pan.
  • Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside.
  • Cream butter and 1 cup sugar together in a large bowl until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and the 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; beat well.
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture 1/3 at a time; mix until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Pierce the cooked sponge cake several times with a fork.
  • Combine the whole milk, condensed milk, and evaporated milk together. Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
  • Whip whipping cream, the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, and the remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla together until thick. Spread over the top of the cake. Optional: Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Storage: This cake will last in the refrigerator, with plastic wrap, for 5 days.
Tip: Use a piping bag to create fluffy clouds of whipped cream on each slice!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 835kcalCarbohydrates: 104gProtein: 16gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 243mgSodium: 350mgPotassium: 499mgFiber: 1gSugar: 84gVitamin A: 1510IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 403mgIron: 2mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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