Everyday Recipes

Mocha Tres Leches Cake

Official LA LECHERA®
Mocha Tres Leches Cake
20 min
25 min
24 servings
  • Mocha Tres Leches Cake is a classy version of the traditional Tres Leches cake so popular throughout the Latin world. In this recipe, coffee flavors give this amazing dessert a flair that your guests will be talking about for a long time.
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Key Ingredients

A white can of sweetened condensed milk with blue labels beside the La Lechera logo and a plate of flan.
Condensed Milk

Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 oz Can

14 oz. Can
A can of Media Crema table cream with a blue label featuring strawberries, a bowl of macaroni, and cream.

Media Crema

7 oz. Can


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 box (15.25 ounces) yellow or white cake mix
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 can (7.6 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ Media Crema
  • 2/3 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons NESCAFÉ CLÁSICO 100% Pure Instant Coffee Granules

Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven according to cake mix package directions. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

Step 2

Dissolve 1 tablespoon coffee granules in 1 cup water. Prepare cake batter according to package directions, using coffee mixture, oil and eggs. Bake according to package directions. While cake is baking, make the sauce.

Step 3

Poke holes in cake thoroughly using a wooden pick, skewer or fork, penetrating to the bottom of the pan.

Step 4

Whisk together sweetened condensed milk, media crema, evaporated milk, warm water, 1 tablespoon coffee granules and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in medium bowl until coffee is dissolved.

Step 5

Pour 2 cups of sauce over cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Step 6

Beat cream, sugar, 2 teaspoons coffee granules and remaining ½ teaspoon vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of cake.

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