Thursday, September 16, 2010

First Blog Anniversary,200th Post and Tres Leches Cake

On this same day last year, something special took shape. It kept me tingling- happy, nail-biting anxious, hair-pulling irritated, and joyously content through the days. Today, Sunitha and I celebrate our blog’s First Birthday! Hip! Hip! Hooray!

As a bonus, today we also complete our 200th post on our site! Wham! Bam! With fire crackers and banners we celebrate! And for you who gave us good company with your kind compliments of our photographs and recipes, we thankfully share nothing less than Tres Leches Cake.

Tres Leches Cake

Have you tasted this before? If you have, then you know what I am talking about. Melt-in-your-mouth texture, commingle with frothy cream, sweet condensed milk, effervescent flavor of vanilla. Every bite is a marvel. Each time you bite into it, savor the taste and experience the jolly ride it takes you on. This cake is right for this week.

I made this cake on Monday celebrating my wedding anniversary. I definitely had my husband swooning, ahem! With the cake. But the reasons for celebration were not over; following closely was my mom's birthday, then my daughter's and today the BLOG birthday. Fantastic, I proclaim!

Now a little about the recipe; it is adapted from The Pioneer woman, Ree. I have always admired her blog, writing style and recipes. If you don’t know about her please click here. This is the first recipe I'm trying out from her blog. And it proved to be everything as promised. Rich with the perfect sweetness.

A day indeed for celebrations here at Collaborative Curry. I hope it will rub off on you too.

Tres Leches Cake

Ingredients:

For the cake:

All purpose Flour - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Baking powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Eggs - 5 separated
Sugar - A Little less than 1 cup
Pure Vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/3 cup

For pouring over the cake:

Evaporated milk - 1 can
Condensed Milk - 1 can
Heavy cream - 1/4 cup

For frosting:

Heavy cream - 1 3/4 cup
Confectioner's sugar - 3 Tbsp
Pure Vanilla Extract - a few drops

Tres Leches Cake

Method:

1.Whisk together the flour,salt and baking powder in a bowl.
2.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Grease a 9 inch springfoam pan and set aside.
3.Separate the eggs and take the yolks in a bowl.Beat it with 3/4 cup of sugar until it turns smooth and pale yellow in color.
4.Mix in the vanilla extract and milk too.
5.Combine this with the flour mixture by folding in.
6.Clean the whisk well and wipe it dry before you start with egg whites.
7.Beat the egg whites till soft peaks appear.Now add the remaining 1/4 cups of sugar and beat until you get stiff peaks.Do not overdo this.
8.Gently fold in the whites into the above mixture.
9.Pour it into the prepared pan and bake it for about 35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
10.Cool it on a wire rack.Transfer it into a serving dish, upside down, that has lips to hold the milk you will be pouring over it.
11.Make small holes on the cake by piercing it with a skewer or tooth pick.
12.Combine the 3 milks,evaporated, condensed and heavy cream in a bowl.
13.Spoon this over the cake as evenly as possible.You could save a part of it, say about half a cup and use it while you serve the cake slices.(which I forgot to do this time)
14.All these will be absorbed by this magically spongy cake in about 1 hour.
15.Prepare the frosting by beating the heavy cream till stiff peaks form.Add the sugar and vanilla too. Spread it evenly on the cake.
16.Keep it chilled and serve with a little leftover milk mixture and lots of love :-)
17.This could be stored in the refrigerator for several days.


Tres Leches Cake

Notes:

1.You could use the smaller cans of evaporated milk or condensed milk, according to your preference of sweet level.
2.Ree suggests to make this in a 9 by 13 inch pan, so that you get a thinner cake and the milk gets absorbed easily.I have tried it too. But then you need a serving dish with lip as big as that :-)
3.I got a one pint heavy cream and used 1/4 cup for the milk mixture and the remaining for the frosting.

Contributor: Namitha

76 comments:

  1. congrats u guys..cake looks lovely :)

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  2. Congrats Girls:-) 200 posts in a year is something great..Keep rocking..Cake looks so good..

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  3. Beautiful write up, photography and a mouth watering cake !! Your blog is always a treat, in so many ways!! I am so glad to see you girls making a dream come true.So proud..... Love you both Namitha & Sunitha:)Congrats, glad to be a part of your celebration!!!

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  4. Congrats to you both! The perfect cake to celebrate the occasion!

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  5. Congrats to you both. A wonderful way to celebrate .keep rocking!!

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  6. Congratulations Girls! This cake looks so lovely :)

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  7. Congrats Chechimars!!!! you gals are doing an awesome job...i envy your pictures ..and love all your recipes...
    many times njan vicharichittundu ningal 2 peril arenkilum njangalude neighbours ayirunenkil ennu :)....
    Keep going...

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  8. congrats gals for 200th post n for ur blog baby's 1st birthday ...perfect way to celebrates this moments ith this gorgeous looking cake ..keep rocking

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  9. Congrats to you girls for this 200th Post. What a perfect recipe to celebrate this occasion.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. 200 posts in a year! Wow!!! Congratulations my friend! You've done so much in a year. Your tres leches cake picture is just beautiful too.

    Laura

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  11. Congrats gals on 200th post. What a lovely way to celebrate. Wonderful cake!!

    US Masala

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  12. Congrats namitha and sunita for your 200th post & for your blog anniversary, And this gorgeous looking cake is perfect to celebrate this spl double occasion...

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  13. This is my favorite cake Nami..There is a mexican outlet close to my home nd i make sure i get atleast a to go for tres leches cakes once a week :-D

    Happy Blog Birthday ...
    I love your blog, pictures, recipes..

    God bless you both and wish you all success in all future endeavors..

    Love
    Suji

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  14. Wow congrats....delicious cake out there.....!

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  15. Many Many Happy returns to collaborative curry...
    and wishes to ur mom ur sweetie daughter...
    The cake luks fantastic and super yum.... :)
    nd I havent tasted this before wish I cud now :D

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  16. Kudos! on your achievement....Adipoli cake nami to celebrate this wonderful journey in this blog sphere.May u guys grow everyday & reach heights..:)

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  17. Congratulations! Looking forward to many more :) Cake is simple and beautiful!

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  18. Congrats girls. what a fabulous year it was...such great recipes with drool worthy pictures. wish many more such food filled years. perfect cake to celebrate with.

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  19. Congratulations dear !!! May many many more milestones like this come your way. Love the cake and what a great way to celebrate it :)

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  20. hi gulmohar,
    Happy anniversary...congrats for reaching 200 posts...its a great job and ur hardwork shows on it..

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  21. Congrats to you both. ANd that cake is just so so good. My sis always praise this cake and she tell me make them they are really good as when ever she makes them it is a huge hit and after seeing this picture i am really tempted to make them.

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  22. congrtas ladies.....way to go.....

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  23. Happy Anniversary! and happy blog birthday to both of you girls and congrats on the 200th post. I always check out your blog even though I don't always have the time to comment. Thanks for sharing such good recipies and fantastic photos and I'm looking forward to seeing many more!

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  24. Congrats!!! any way lovely cake to celebrate this great event.

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  25. Congratulations to you guys..and all my best wishes for many more years to continue!!!
    Cake looks super soft and really yummy!

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  26. Woww congrats gals, keep rocking and happy blog anniversary..

    Cake looks excellent, super soft and fabulous..

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  27. Happy anniversary. congrats on completing one successful year of blogging. I love tres leches cake, me and DH are big fans of this cake. Your looks so good.

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  28. Hearty Congratulation to both of you! Best wishes for more sucess to come...I have never tried this cake, they look divine...oh yea i adore The Pioneer woman blog....she rocks so do you both! :)

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  29. Congrats on the 200th post n blogoversary..yummy n light cake...

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  30. Double congrats to you girls for hitting such fabulous milestones. Keep up the good work dears.

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  31. Congrats Namitha &Sunitha!!will try making this cake for sure; keeping it in mind to make on a special day..

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  32. Congrats Nami and Sunitha..happy blog anniversary and also for the great milestone..That's great!

    What a lovely way to celebrate this special day..very pretty cake..soft and delicious

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  33. Congarts gals!! More milestones on your way..
    Cake looks so devine!!

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  34. Congratulations to both of you..its a grt year of celebration indeed to reach such a milestone with a savoury journey...the cake looks perfect for a celebration....

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  35. congrats dear! cake luks so delicious,love the pics.

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  36. Congrats both of you !! A fabulous cake to celebrate the occasion. Awesome pics !!

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  37. Congrats Gulmohar and Nostalgia!
    Wish you many more milestones :)

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  38. Wow, one year? Can't believe that 1 year passed since that "egg curry post"( I could be wrong).. As a keen follower of your blog, I must say you girls deserve a lot of congrats. On the way, you improved your writing, presentation and photography.. And 200 blogs?, that almost equals 1 blog per "practical" days... All the best. Go girls

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  39. Congrats on the milestones! I'm also an admirer of The Pioneer Woman. The cake is simply delicious and looks as cute as snow!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  40. Happy b'day to Collaborative Curry. Congrats Namitha & Sunitha :)Cake looks super duper.Keep rocking!

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  41. congrats on ur 200th post and ur blog anniversary and the cake looks very delicious and loved all ur clicks

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  42. congrats on ur 200th post and ur blog anniversary and the cake looks very delicious and loved all ur clicks

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  43. Congrats. Cake and click looks tempting.

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  44. Congratulations! keep up the good works, looking forward more nice post from you!

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  45. Congratulations Namitha :)) Cake looks yummyy..

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  46. congrats namitha dear!cake looks superb da...keep rocking!

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  47. congrats!! love your writing style, photographs,& recipes too..Do inspire us in the coming years also .God bless!!!!

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  48. Congrats guys ...keep rocking... Love the cake

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  49. OMG...CLICKS SPEAKS ITS TASTE...

    CONGRATS..CONGRATS..CONGRATS..

    WISHING U MANY MORE SUCCESSSSS...:)

    Tasty appetite

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  50. Congratulation Girls....keep rocking more...such a tempting cake :D send me some :)

    Lavanya

    www.lavsblog.com

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  51. Congratulations!
    The cake looks so lovely!

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  52. congratulations Namitha and Sunitha, perfect treat to celebrate the wonderful achievement

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  53. Congratulations!Delicious cake..

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  54. Congratulations! This delicious cake is a great way to celebrate!

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  55. Congratulations on the double dhamaka..

    Tha cake looks delicious..

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  56. Gosh 200 posts in a year! Way to go and congrats!

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  57. Congrats!!! Wow...that's sure lots to celebrate!...smiling here :D Love the cake...perfect for all the celebration! Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  58. First time here...you have a awesome blog...cake is beatiful done..hatsoff to you people..plz visit my blog when time permits...

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  59. Congrats! cake looks awesome.... what a way to celebrate the milestone.

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  60. Many Congrats on your 1st anniversary,Wishing you many wonderful more post ahaed.
    Cake looks moist and delicious.

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  61. Oh boy! This cake looks moist and delicious! I can imagine it melting in my mouth, with a good cup of tea...

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  62. Wowww Within 1 year u reachd 200th post.wowww awesome awesome..evde njanokke usharil thudangi vazhivechu ninnu chayakudikan..hehehe..100polum aayilla..Congrats and adipoli pics..may you post more wonder recipes!!!!!!! valya alakumbol enne orkane..:p

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  63. Congratz on Ur 1st Blogoversary! May lots more to come...;)

    That cake is simply irresistible...thanks for sharing with us...:D

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  64. Congratulations on the first blog anniversary and also on the 200th post! Wishing you loads of success :-)

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  65. Hello Gulmohar,
    I need your help to bake a bread, yesterday i bought a OTG and was trying to bake yeast bread, i don't know why the bread was not getting brown on top, pls give me some tips how to bake yeast bread, the ingredients and temp. for serving 2...
    If u could leave me msg or comments on my blog that would be very helpful.

    Regards
    Rumana
    http://rumanarawat.blogspot.com/

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  66. Congrats girls...200 posts!
    ...good going.
    Wish to read many more wonderful posta from you'll.

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  67. Congrats Namitha and Sunitha on your blog anniversary.

    Namitha cake looks delicious. Nice clicks too.

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  68. Congratulations!!!!. The cake looks so lovely... This is one cake which has been on my list for sometime now. Your pics are very enticing... will surely try it.

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  69. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    Tres Leches is my idea of bliss - had it for the first time when my mexican SIL made it for me & then I made it myself several times over.
    Now I'm asking myself why I haven't made it again in over a year!

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  70. Congrats on your blog anniversary and for your 200th post..I am a big fan of your blog...Keep up the great work!! Cake looks fabulous..

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  71. Happy Blog/anniversary. You two do an amazing job, I am so envious of your breathtaking pictures! you have a wonderful set of recipes here, and thought I am a silent reader of ALL of them, I had to take a moment to stop and say hello and thanks for sharing all your work with us.

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  72. Looks so great. Very delicious to eat.. I like it. Ocean Freight

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