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Spiced Tres Leches Cake w/ Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • 11/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 5 whole Eggs, divided
  • 1 cup Sugar, Divided
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/3 cup Milk
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk
  • 14 oz. can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin puree
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pecan pieces, optional


  1. QUICK NOTE: I doubled this recipe for a thicker cake and I couldn’t find my 9X13 rectangular pan so the pan I used was a little bigger by a couple inches. But if you follow this recipe and use a 9X13 square rectangular baking dish, you will be fine.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees and spray or grease a 9X13 rectangular baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Whisk together and set aside.
  4. Combine the 5 egg yolks and 3/4 c. sugar to a separate bowl and beat on high speed until the yolks turn pale yellow. Stir in the milk and the vanilla extract with a rubber spatula until well combined. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture. Use a wooden spoon to well combine the wet and dry ingredients.
  5. In another bowl combine the egg whites and beat with mixer until soft peaks start to form. With mixer still on pour in 1/4 cup of the sugar. Fold in the egg whites into the rest of the cake batter mixture until well combined and pour in the cake batter into the cake dish and bake for 25 to 35 minutes. Allow to completely cool. Turn cake onto serving dish and using a fork poke holes all around the cake.
  6. Using a large measuring cup pour in evaporate milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy whipping cream. Mix well and pour completely over the cake and allow to absorbed for 30 minutes.
  7. To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, pumpkin puree, butter, and vanilla extract. Slowly add in the powdered sugar until smooth. Frost the cake as desired. Sprinkle pecan pieces on top if you would like.