Sometimes the most intense conversations my husband and I have are after working out. I think all that blood flowing thru our veins throughout our body to the brain help us have serious conversations about things that matter in life.
It was 10 pm at night and we were driving home after completing a grueling chest & biceps workout. We were exhausted and we couldn’t wait to get home and get something to eat (I usually have some kind of sugary carb & a protein shake as it’s the good thing to do to feed your tired muscles ;)).
Anyway, our usual serious conversation started like this:
Me: I just came to the conclusion that I like creamy desserts
Mr. Delish: What? What are you talking about?
Me: Yes! I suddenly got a strong craving for a Twinkie!
Mr. Delish: A Twinkie?! What on earth!
Me: Please don’t judge me! What’s wrong with a Twinkie? It’s been years since I had one.
Mr. Delish: You can do better than a Twinkie! Ugh… do they even still make them?
For some reason, he thinks Twinkies are beneath him! :/
Me: Since I’m craving a Twinkie, I just realized that the only desserts that I crave are creamy ones. You know, my favorites are bread pudding, pastries with filling, donuts & churros filled with creme, and tres leches cake.
Mr. Delish: Okay, whatever.
And that’s how our deep conversation ended my friends. See what I’m talking about?
That conversation inspired me to make this cake. Today (Monday) is my birthday so I decided to make my own cake… who bakes their won cake? Only people that love serious talks I say 😉
I’ve been wanting a Tres Leches Cake for a long time! Every time we go to a restaurant and I order this cake, I’m hoping for a good one. And every time I end up disappointed. Why is it so hard for restaurants to nail a good Tres Leches Cake? I used to make them growing up but the cake mix always came out of a box. I didn’t know how to make my own cake from scratch but the milk mixture has always been the easy part. This cake was adapted from Ina Garten’s Tres Leches Cake and it did not disappoint! So good.
Last year I wanted to share this recipe but a very popular food blogger shared a Tres Leches Cake recipe and suddenly all the little blogs were sharing all things “Tres Leches”. You know how that goes; Tres Leches Cupcakes, Tres Leches Scones, Tres Leches Pancakes, Tres Leches Tacos… haha okay, just kidding on this one. So I decided not to share my recipe in fear of looking like one of the copy cats.
Since it’s my birthday today I decided to spoil myself with this wonderful cake and share the recipe since I’m still in celebratory mode. I said sc*#w it!! I don’t care if this has been shared a million times before…. you need to know about this amazing Tres Leches Cake Recipe.