Shortcut Tres Leches Cake

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 40 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 10 to 12 servings
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Nonstick baking spray, for the pan

One approximately 16-ounce box white cake mix 

One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 

One 12-ounce can evaporated milk 

1/4 cup whole milk 

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 

One 15-ounce container nondairy whipped topping 

1/2 cup sprinkles 

One 12-ounce jar maraschino cherries, drained 


  1. Spray a 9-by-13-inch cake pan with nonstick baking spray.
  2. Bake the cake according to the cake mix package instructions in the greased cake pan. Let cool. Poke holes in the surface of the cake with a toothpick or thin skewer.
  3. Pour the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, whole milk and vanilla into a pitcher and whisk thoroughly. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the top of the cake. Let the cake sit and absorb the milk mixture until it has soaked in, 20 to 30 minutes.
  4. Spread the whipped topping evenly over the top. Decorate with the sprinkles and cherries.