Berries & Cream Tres Leches Cake Parfait Cups (video)
Quick and easy, no-bake tres leches cake cups with whipped cream, milk syrup and loads of berries!
1recipe 'Basic Vanilla Cake'
1store-bought Angel food cake
1cupsweetened condensed milk
2cupsheavy cream, chilled
1 to 2cupsconfectioner's sugar
6 to 7cupsof berries and chopped fruit
For a truly no-bake dessert, use a store-bought Angel food cake. Remove the cake from packaging and cut the cake into bite-sized squares.
Alternatively: Preheat the oven to 350F. Prepare one recipe of my 'Basic Vanilla Cake' recipe; linked in the post above and in the menu under 'Back to Cake Basics'. Prepare a 13x18-inch sheet pan - line the bottom with parchment paper and spray the sides with baking spray. Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 25 to 27 minutes, until golden brown on top. Remove the cake from the oven, cool completely, then cut into small squares. The cake can be made ahead of time; just keep it covered to prevent drying.
For the tres leches soaking mixture, simply combine the whole milk, evaporated milk and condensed milk in one large bowl or measuring cup. Whisk until the mixture is uniform.
For the whipped cream, combine the cream, vanilla and sugar into a large mixing bowl. Whisk on high speed for 3 to 4 minutes, until stiff peaks form. For faster assembly of the dessert, transfer the whipped cream into a large pastry bag tipped with a star tip.
To assemble the dessert, first add a few cake pieces into each cup, then soak the cake generously with the tres leches mixture. Add a few dollops of cream, a few berries and fruit pieces, then repeat this process again until the parfait cup is full. Keep the parfaits refrigerated if not serving with an hour.