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Vegan Pastel De Tres Leches (Tres Leches Cake)

Growing up, I took a number of trips to Central Mexico. While my family is Middle Eastern by heritage, I have a lot of family who immigrated to the Coahuila region of Mexico instead of the United States, and because of this, our family somewhat incorporated various Mexican traditions and foods into our lives. When it's my mother's birthday, my father wakes her up with "Las Mañanitas". When my sister and I were little girls, my grandmother taught us Mexican nursery rhymes and children songs. Traditional Mexican food was some of our favorite go-to comfort food. Pan dulce, tamarindo candy, and fruit sprinkled with lime and Tajín were some of our favorite treats. And to this day, pastel de tres leches is my favorite dessert! Tres leches cake is usually made with three different types of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream. So I know what you're already thinking - how could you even make this vegan? Fortunately for vegans, we've already got three milks (even more!), and for this recipe, we use almond milk, soy milk, and coconut milk! Try it the next time you're wanting to add a delicious dessert to your spread of vegan Mexican food. It's definitely worth the effort! ------------------------------------------------------------ Vegan Pastel de Tres Leches (Tres Leches Cake) 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup vanilla almond milk 1/3 cup warm coconut oil 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 (15 ounce) can coconut milk (do not shake can before opening) Vanilla soy creamer 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9-inch square baking pan. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. 3. In the bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine almond milk, coconut oil, vanilla extract and vinegar. Blend on medium until smooth. Add flour mixture and blend on medium until ingredients are well combined. 4. Pour batter into a prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not over bake. Set aside to cool. 5. Meanwhile, carefully open the can of coconut milk and spoon the thick cream into a medium bowl. Place this cream in the refrigerator. 6. Pour the remaining thin, watery coconut milk into a 2-cup measuring cup and add enough vanilla creamer to make 1 1/2 cups total liquid. Invert the cake onto a rimmed platter and poke holes on the top of the cake using a dowel. 8. Pour the creamer mixture all over the cake, using a spoon to evenly distribute the liquid and fill the holes in the cake. Set aside for 30 minutes for the liquid to soak in. 9. Use an electric hand mixer to whip the chilled coconut cream until fluffy. Spread whipped coconut cream over the cake. Slice and serve.
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It's so delicious! My son and I can't have a lot of milk because of respiratory issues - so this is a perfect alternative!
Yummy! I've actually never had tres leches cake before!
now this can go to the Latino food community 👌
@TechAtHeart I think the fact there's no real lactose in it might save it from getting TOO sweet.
Wow, I'm not a cake person...especially not 3 leches because it is so sweet....but this sounds so good and doesn't sound too sweet!
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Who said that being vegan means you have to skip out on your favorite Italian? This lasagna recipe is not only highly customizable (I sauteed some mushrooms and added them right under the spinach in mine!), but the handful of olives across the top gives this dish the right amount of salty kick without kicking up the amount of sodium in a serving. One serving of this lasagna (1/6 of the recipe) is only 300 calories, but switch that standard pasta out for something whole wheat, and you've got the ultimate diet recipe! --------------------------------------------------- Lasagna with Roasted Cauliflower Ricotta & Spinach To Make Ricotta: 1 medium-size head cauliflower (1 1/2 to 2 pounds), chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 pound extra-firm tofu 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Several pinches of freshly ground black pepper For the Red Sauce: One (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes with basil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt To Assemble: 8 ounces lasagna noodles, broken in half, cooked in salted water 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach 1/4 cup chopped black olives 1. First, we’ll roast the cauliflower. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; that way the cauliflower won’t stick. Place the cauliflower on the sheet and drizzle the oil over it. Spray it with nonstick cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Toss it with your hands to make sure everything is salted. Spread the cauliflower in a single layer and bake for 10 minutes, then flip it with a spatula. You don’t have to flip each and every one, so don’t get OCD about it. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned, tender, and toasty. 2. In the meantime, crumble the tofu into a mixing bowl. Use your hands to mash the tofu, squeezing it between your fingers, until it has the consistency of ricotta cheese. Add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice, pepper, and remaining salt. Use a fork to mix well. 3. When the cauliflower is done, transfer it to the mixing bowl with the tofu mixture. Use a potato masher to mash it really well, for a minute or so. If it doesn’t seem to be mashing enough with the potato masher, a few pulses in the food processor should get it nice and crumbly. Set aside. 4. To prepare the sauce, mix all its ingredients together and set aside. 5. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Pour a thin layer of red sauce on the bottom of an 8-inch square casserole. Line with a layer of noodles. Spread with one-third of the cauliflower ricotta. Layer with 3/4 cup of spinach leaves. Pour on about a cup of sauce. 6. Repeat the process one more time, creating another identical layer, starting with the noodles. For the top layer it’s just a little different: Layer with noodles, pour the sauce on first, then layer with ricotta. This layer doesn’t get any spinach. Sprinkle with a layer of olives and press it into the the tofu. 7. Bake for 40 minutes, until the top is browned. Let it cool down before serving.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bites ♥ – Sally's Baking Addiction
Oh my goodness gracious I need these in front of me RIGHT NOW. I'm obsessed. Those adorably tiny chocolate chips? And sweet caramel goodness? And Oreo cookie crust?! And CHEESECAKE, for Pete's sake?!? It just really couldn't be any better, dessert-wise. Sally's Baking Addiction, I salute you for creating this incredible little treat that's sure to be the reason I gain 300 pounds over the next month. ♥ To make your own batch of these decadent little treats, you will need: 18 whole Oreos (Double Stuf or regular) 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, melted 16 oz (448g) full-fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1/4 cup (60g) yogurt (you can also substitute sour cream) 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup (180g) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips homemade salted caramel sauce (you can find the recipe here!) Here's what you do! 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Line two cupcake pans with 18 paper or aluminum cupcake liners. 2. Make the crust: Use a food processor to reduce Oreos into a fine, crumbly texture. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine cookie crumbs and melted butter. Spoon one heaping tablespoon of the mixture into each liner, then press down firmly and uniformly with fingers. You should have enough for 16-18 liners. Bake for 5 minutes and allow to cool while you make the filling. 3. Make the filling: In a large mixing bowl, use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add sugar and yogurt, and beat to combined. Turn mixer down to low speed and add eggs one at a time. Finally, beat in vanilla and mini chocolate chips. Remember to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as needed! 4. Use a spoon to fill cupcake molds with batter until almost full. Bake for 20-23 minutes. When you remove the cheesecakes from the oven, their centers will still be slightly jiggly and they may have inflated a bit. That's all perfectly normal. Allow to cool at room temperature for an hour. 5. After they've cooled at room temp, place the cheesecakes in the fridge and allow to chill another two hours. Top with salted caramel and additional mini-chips just before serving. Note: You can store cheesecakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Store cheesecakes (without caramel) in the freezer for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Let me know if you make these!! :D I know they're top priority on my To Bake list. Thanks again to Sally's Baking Addiction – all photos and ideas are hers! Happy baking, Vinglers :) Update: Super-awesome Vingler @PikaPixie made a great card showing her experience making these delicious treats! Check it out here for photos :)