One thing about me…..if there’s a Tres Leches cake, I’m gonna eat it. THEY’RE ALWAYS SO GOOD. The fluffiness and juiciness of them is the only thing that makes me truly happy in life.
Anyway, I felt like it was about time I started making more pancakes, I don’t really make them a lot but I feel like I should. So I made Tres Leches ones!
What makes this Tres Leches?
When I make something that is inspired by another dessert, I like to take the elements of the original dessert and add it into the new one.
So for this, Tres Leches cake essentially has 3 different elements; the cake, the milk mixture (made with 3 different types of milk), and then the whipped cream.
I replaced the cake with the pancakes. Then soaked these with a mixture of condensed, evaporated and regular milk. Then threw some whipped cream on top.
Side note, the recipe for the milk mixture makes extra so that you can pour more on top when you’re about to eat them!
Yoghurt in pancakes?
I used to not be able to make pancakes, I know they’re supposed to be one of the easiest things to make but they would just not be as soft and fluffy as I wanted them to be.
Until I started using plain yoghurt in them. The yoghurt makes them SO SOFT.
I know most pancake recipes don’t have this in them but trust me, it makes the texture of them so good.
Tres Leches Pancakes
- For the pancakes:
240g plain flour
60g granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
40ml vegetable oil
300g plain yoghurt
- For the milk mixture:
50g condensed milk
80ml evaporated milk
Plus any filling you want, I used Nutella
- To make the pancake batter:
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar and baking powder together.
- In a separate bowl or jug, mix together the eggs, vanilla, milk, oil and yoghurt.
- Pour these wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until you can't see any flour any more, it is ok if the batter is lumpy.
- Cooking the pancakes:
- You want to cook these on a non-stick pan that is on low heat. I like to pipe the batter into the pan, but you could just use a spoon.
- Add some dollops of batter on to the pan, then add a lid over them. This just helps the centre cook fully.
- After about a minute, lift the bottom of the pancake up a little. If it is a golden brown colour flip it over and cook the other side until this side is golden brown too.
- Making the milk mixture:
- To make this mixture, just mix the 3 ingredients together.
- Leave this in the fridge until you're ready to use it.
- To assemble:
- To make a stack of pancakes, place one pancake down on a plate. Poke a few holes in this, then spoon some of the milk mixture onto it.
- Once the milk has soaked into the pancake, add your filling of choice.
- Keep repeating these 2 steps until the pancake stack is as tall as you want and then that is it, enjoy!