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Strawberry Tres Leches

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

This recipe comes courtesy of Chefs Penny and Eli Martinez.

A tasty take on tres leches, the addition of strawberries really amp up the flavors in this recipe. Buying pre-prepared pound cake cuts down on the time it takes to create this decedent dessert, without sacrificing on the wow factor.

Strawberry Tres Leches
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Makes 5 servings

Preparation Time: 20 minutes


*1 pound cake from a local grocery store

*2 cans sweetened condensed milk *1 can evaporated milk *1 cup heavy whipping cream *1 tablespoon Mexican vanilla

*2 teaspoons Meyer’s Rum *3 tablespoons strawberry jam

*1 container whipped cream

*Fresh strawberries to garnish


*Cut pound cake in half and place bottom half in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Set other half aside for now. *Combine sweetened condensed milk, whipping cream, evaporated milk, Mexican vanilla, and rum in a bowl and gently whisk until combined. *Pour half of the liquid mixture into the baking dish, soaking the bottom part of your pound cake. Spread the strawberry jam onto the top of the pound cake. *Put 1/4 of the whipped cream on top of the pound cake in the baking dish, then add the other half of the pound cake and soak it with the remaining liquid mixture. *Cover the top and sides of the cake with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish with fresh strawberries.


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