Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

Every few weeks I have 2-3 bananas ready to be baked. They ripe faster than we can eat.

I was going for a potluck & decided to use up those bananas for a sheet cake. Once the idea took hold, it grew into soaking the cake in Tres Leches & topping with Dulce de Leche. The name sounds long and complicated but it isn’t.

Tres Leches literally means three milks – evaporated milk, cream, sweetened condensed milk and heavy cream. Just writing these 3 names got my mouth to water. It is just a divine heaven to sip on. Believe me I did just that. ;)

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

Dulce de Leche I had already made and stored in refrigerator. I gave it few spurts in microwave to bring it back to desired consistency.

The best part about this cake that it is eaten or served in the baking dish itself. I am bad at removing cakes from pan. So for me this was a big advantage.

Soak the cake in Tres Leches overnight and then pour and spread Dulce de Leche. Refrigerate the cake till ready to serve.

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

The cake was a heavenly delight. Before leaving for Potluck I kept few slices for V at home. He couldn’t control and ate them immediately. And told me not to bring the cake back as it is so good that he won’t be able to resist and finish off the entire cake.

I was happy with the result, I tried so many new things. The cake was delicious in every bite. It was rich, moist and decadent.

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

Yield: One 13X10 inch Pyrex Sheet Cake

Eggless Tres Leches Banana Sheet Cake with Dulce de Leche Glaze

A Sheet Cake for parties and potlucks. Can be served straight from the pan. The cake is rich & moist and is a lovely dessert.

Ingredients

    For the Cake:
  • 2 Cups - APF
  • 1 tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp - Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup - brown sugar
  • 1 tsp - Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cup - Mashed Ripe Bananas (3-4 bananas)
  • 1/2 Cup - Curd, home-made
  • Tres Leches Soaking Mixture:
  • 1 Cup - Evaporated Milk
  • 1 Can - Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp - Heavy Cream
  • 3 Tbsp - Dark Rum (optional)
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 Can - Dulce de Leche
  • 2 Tbsp - Dark Rum (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp - Water

Instructions

    For the Cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Beat together in a mixer the butter and sugars. Mix in the vanilla extract and mashed bananas.
  3. Mix in half of the flour mixture, then the curd, then the other half of the flour mixture.
  4. Spread batter evenly in a greased 13x10 pyrex baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until nicely browned and the surface bounces back when you press it with your finger. Cool completely
  5. Tres Leches Soaking Mixture:
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and rum.
  7. For the Glaze:
  8. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the Dulce de Leche, rum and water. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave, then whisk to combine.
  9. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  10. Assembly:
  11. Once the cake has cooled and run a sharp, thin-bladed knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the cake from the sides.
  12. Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or point of a small, sharp knife at 1/2-inch intervals.
  13. Slowly pour the soaking liquid over the cake. Let it sit for a few minutes to absorb. If it's slow to absorb, run a knife around the edges of the cake again and poke a few more holes.
  14. Place the cake in the refrigerator to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  15. Spread prepared glaze over cake. Place the cake back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes:

Notes:

Banana Cake loosely adapted from Simply Recipes

Tres Leches Soaking Mixture & Glaze adapted from Once Upon a Chef

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/02/28/tres-leches-banana-sheet-cake-dulce-de-leche-glaze/

Sending this to Bake Fest # 28 originally started by Vardhini.

  • akanksha

    where can we get evaporated milk in Bangalore?

    • Hi Akanksha, I am from Pune so no idea about Bangalore. Also, I made evaporated milk at home by just boiling and reducing milk on slow to half the quantity.

  • akanksha

    Thankx for your reply Deepali…so its more like a thickened milk like ‘khoaa’….

    • Khoya is solid. But evaporated milk is just reduced milk. like ‘kadha milk’ that you get in north. Just boil milk on slow fire till it reduces to half. Hope this helps.

      • akanksha

        yes it helps a lot …..thankx