Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
When I made my easy pumpkin tres leches cake in October, I had no idea I would be dreaming of other flavors I could test out... it's only right that in December, I made mint chocolate chip!  Mint chocolate reminds me of Winter, cool and refreshing but warms you right up.... yes yes yes.  Tres leches wasn't big in my home when I was growing up so I feel like I'm trying to catch up as an adult.   This recipe is fun because I packaged it up special for the holidays and it makes this cheap dessert look real pricey.  And from what I've been told over the years, everyone loves homemade treats as gifts.  A case of 8 oz. jars will run you $8-10 for 12, my recipe will make about 8-10 jars (depending how your cake comes out).  The ingredients are about $5-8 (most of the stuff you have at home already).  I had ribbon and spoons but I'm sure you can score some for under $5.  The low end of this gift will be about $1.80 each - are you sold yet?  Get to it!

Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake Ingredients
Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake Directions
Tres Leches Syrup Ingredients
Tres Leches Syrup Directions

I advise soaking the cake for a good 24 hours, it just really lets the flavors do it's job.  Happy eating & gifting!


For the jars!  To portion for 8 oz. jars, use the jar to cut out 2 cake circles and push down to fit. Add 8-12 tablespoons of tres leches syrup (depending on how soaked you want the cake).  You can top with whipped topping and mint chocolate chips right before serving!   Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
Add cute ribbon and a spoon to make it extra special for the holidays! Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
Check out more milk-based holiday recipes at TomaLeche.com and get your $1.00 off coupon!  Everyone loves Facebook - Like Toma Leche on Facebook

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with the California Milk Processor Board and Latina Mom Bloggers.  However, all opinions expressed are my own.
Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
When I made my easy pumpkin tres leches cake in October, I had no idea I would be dreaming of other flavors I could test out... it's only right that in December, I made mint chocolate chip!  Mint chocolate reminds me of Winter, cool and refreshing but warms you right up.... yes yes yes.  Tres leches wasn't big in my home when I was growing up so I feel like I'm trying to catch up as an adult.   This recipe is fun because I packaged it up special for the holidays and it makes this cheap dessert look real pricey.  And from what I've been told over the years, everyone loves homemade treats as gifts.  A case of 8 oz. jars will run you $8-10 for 12, my recipe will make about 8-10 jars (depending how your cake comes out).  The ingredients are about $5-8 (most of the stuff you have at home already).  I had ribbon and spoons but I'm sure you can score some for under $5.  The low end of this gift will be about $1.80 each - are you sold yet?  Get to it!

Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/2 cups mint chocolate chips (I used Andres brand)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake Directions
  • Heat oven to 325°F. Grease or lightly spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan.
  • In large bowl, beat cake mix, oil, mint chips and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.  Batter will be thick, spread it out evenly.  
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Use a fork to make small holes all over  the cake.
Tres Leches Syrup Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup condensed milk
Tres Leches Syrup Directions
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and pour syrup to soak the cake.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Add a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping and serve!

I advise soaking the cake for a good 24 hours, it just really lets the flavors do it's job.  Happy eating & gifting!


For the jars!  To portion for 8 oz. jars, use the jar to cut out 2 cake circles and push down to fit. Add 8-12 tablespoons of tres leches syrup (depending on how soaked you want the cake).  You can top with whipped topping and mint chocolate chips right before serving!   Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
Add cute ribbon and a spoon to make it extra special for the holidays! Mint Chocolate Chip Tres Leches Cake
Check out more milk-based holiday recipes at TomaLeche.com and get your $1.00 off coupon!  Everyone loves Facebook - Like Toma Leche on Facebook

You can click on the leche below for your $1.00 off coupon!

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9 Comments:

At December 19, 2013 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Ann said...

I hope I find some of this in my Christmas stocking (hint, hint)!

 
At December 19, 2013 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Kriselle Rhia said...

Looks so good!

 
At December 19, 2013 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Melissa Libertad said...

Looks so good. :)

 
At December 19, 2013 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Cinny Bbs said...

That looks pretty amazing!

 
At December 19, 2013 at 6:33 PM , Blogger Danielle Simmons said...

Oh yum! This looks and sounds amazing.

 
At December 19, 2013 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Jayda Knight said...

I have a mason jar from a friend that this cake would look adorable in, too! I loooove tres leches.

 
At December 20, 2013 at 4:39 AM , Blogger Susan S said...

this looks like a great sweet treat, mmm now I could go for something sweet!

 
At December 20, 2013 at 9:32 AM , Blogger Ruby said...

yummy! Can these be mailed? ...I'm just sayin ;) Great job!

 
At December 29, 2013 at 6:48 PM , Blogger Mama Harris said...

What a cute and delicious idea!

 

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