Decadent Chocolate Almond Tres Leches Cake


Indulge in the luxurious fusion of flavors with our Decadent Chocolate Almond Tres Leches Cake. This exquisite dessert takes the classic Tres Leches to new heights by infusing it with rich chocolate and the nutty essence of almonds, complemented by a blend of warm spices. It's a moist, creamy, and deeply satisfying treat for any chocolate lover!

Decadent Chocolate Almond Tres Leches Cake

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Soaking and Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 12
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 45 g
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Sodium: 150 mg
  • Sugar: 30 g



  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 50 g (0.11 lbs or 1.76 oz) cocoa powder
  • 200 g (0.44 lbs or 7 oz) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Tres Leches Mixture

  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) whole milk
  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) evaporated milk
  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 50 ml (1.7 fl oz) almond liqueur or almond extract


  • 250 ml (8.5 fl oz) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • Toasted sliced almonds for garnish

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Bake Cake: Mix flour, cocoa, sugar, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour into a greased baking dish. Bake at 175°C (350°F) for 30 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Prepare Tres Leches Mixture: Whisk together whole milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk, and almond liqueur. Pour over the cooled cake, allowing it to soak in.
  3. Chill: Refrigerate the cake for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Whip Cream: Whip heavy cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
  5. Serve: Spread whipped cream over the cake. Garnish with toasted almonds.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Even Soaking: Poke holes in the cake before pouring the tres leches mixture for even absorption.
  • Enhance Flavors: Let the cake chill overnight to deepen the flavors.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a sprinkle of cocoa powder or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for extra decadence.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I make this cake gluten-free?

Yes, substitute the all-purpose flour with a gluten-free blend.

Can I omit the almond liqueur?

Absolutely, you can use almond extract instead for a non-alcoholic version.

How should I store leftovers?

Store in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days.