Tres Leches Cake with Sweet Potato

    Tres Leches Cake with Sweet Potato
    Jenna Buonagura

    Tres Leches cake, a dessert made using three kinds of milk, is a very light and spongy, yet moist dessert, perfect for any occasion. Add some sweet potato to the cake batter for added autumn flair, and a natural sweetener without the addition of extra sugar.

    Chef Nick Marziotto,  a pastry and catering chef, currently works at Paul Evens Catering/TBLS in Oceanside, New York. 

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    Ingredients
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    1
    cup
    white sugar
    5
    egg yolks
    5
    egg whites
    1/3
    cup
    milk
    1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
    1
    cup
    all purpose flour
    1 1/2
    teaspoons
    baking powder
    1
    can
    sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
    1
    can
    evaporated milk (12 ounces)
    1
    pint
    heavy whipping cream
    1
    cup
    sweet potato mash
    10
    maraschino cherries, for garnish
    Directions
    Step 1
    Preheat oven to 350ºF. Butter and flour the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
    Step 2
    Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar until light in color and doubled in volume. Stir in milk, vanilla, flour and baking powder.
    Step 3
    In a small bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Beat until firm but not dry.
    Step 4
    Fold sweet potato then egg whites into yolk mixture. Pour into prepared pan.
    Step 5
    Bake at 350ºF for 45 to 50 minutes or until cake tester inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow cake to cool for 10 minutes.
    Step 6
    Loosen edge of cake with knife before removing side of pan. Cool cake completely and place on a deep serving plate. Use a fork or cake tester to pierce surface of cake.
    Step 7
    Mix together condensed milk, evaporated milk and 1/4 cup of the whipping cream. Discard 1 cup of the measured milk mixture or cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining milk mixture over cake slowly until absorbed.
    Step 8
    Whip the remaining whipping cream until it thickens and reaches spreading consistency. Frost cake with whipped cream and garnish with cherries. Keep refrigerated before serving.
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    Serving Size: 
    1 slice
    Serving Per Recipe: 
    12
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    75 mins
    Prep Time: 
    25 mins
    Cook Time: 
    50 mins
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