slice of tres leches cake with coffee

Coffee Tres Leches Cake

A coffee-flavored take on the famous Tres Leches Cake! This incredibly delicious coffee cake creation will steal your heart (and taste buds)! For this coffee tres leches cake, I start out with an airy and fluffy coffee sponge cake, soak the layers with a coffee flavored milk syrup and frost with a coffee whipped cream. The coffee syrup will soak into the sponge cake layers beautifully, yielding a moist cake that melts in your mouth! Make sure to VERY generously soak the sponge cake for best results!

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Every bite of this tres leches cake is filled with incredible coffee flavor! When making this cake, I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator overnight for the layers to come together and set. It will be well worth the wait!

If you’ve never had a tres leches cake, you’re in for a real treat! This Mexican cake is traditionally made with a simple sponge cake that’s soaked with a combination of three different milks, hence the name!


Try garnishing the top with dollops of coffee cream, a dusting of cocoa powder and whole coffee beans.

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Love all things coffee? Try my ‘Coffee Chocolate Eclairs’ next!Ā

Or, one of my most popular cheesecake recipes, ‘Triple Coffee Cheesecake’ with chocolate!Ā

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