Tres Leches Banana Cake


Tres Leches Banana Cake is an eggless sheet cake which is soaked in Tres Leches and topped with 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.

Tres Leches Banana Cake

A Sheet Cake for parties and potlucks. Can be served straight from the pan. The cake is rich & moist and is a lovely dessert.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Assembling Time12 hours
Total Time12 hours 40 minutes
Course: Baking, Dessert, Filling & Frosting
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Bakery, chocolate, cupcake, eggless
Servings: 1 sheet cake


for the cake

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup ripe bananas mashed, 3-4 bananas
  • ½ cup yogurt homemade curd

for the tres leches soaking mixture

  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup +2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp dark rum optional

for the glaze


for the cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Beat together in a mixer the butter and sugars. Mix in the vanilla extract and mashed bananas.
  • Mix in half of the flour mixture, then the curd, then the other half of the flour mixture.
  • 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

for the tres leches soaking mixture

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream and rum.

for the glaze

  • 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.
  • Let the mixture cool to room temperature.

how to assemble

  • 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.
  • Poke holes in the cake with a skewer or point of a small, sharp knife at ½ inch intervals.
  • 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.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Spread prepared glaze over cake. Place the cake back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Join the Conversation

  1. where can we get evaporated milk in Bangalore?

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

      1. yes it helps a lot …..thankx

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