Trader Joe's takes on the popular Latin American dessert called Tres Leches, or literally three milks. A traditional tres leches cake contains evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream and all of which are present in this little cake.
A tres leches cake is usually light as air like a sponge cake. You need something airy to hold together all the liquid that this cake gets soaked in.
That is straightforward for a freshly made cake. However, the challenge here is to see whether or not it can be frozen and then thawed into something delicious.
And I'm here to tell you, yes, somehow they managed to accomplish this.
This is a very well-done cake.
I chose to defrost mine on the countertop after I picked this up. In about 2 hours it was ready to slice into and serve.
The packaging is clever to keep all the liquid in without it defrosting into a mess. And diary can get funny in the freezer. Here it doesn't manage to separate or do anything weird.
And more importantly, it isn't soggy. It slices fairly easily yet you know it is evenly soaked. It is very much on the sweet side of things so one small slice was good enough to kill the craving for something sweet.
Other than it being a hair sweeter than I would like, I think this was an exceptionally well-done cake in the freezer section. If you are a fan of tres leches cake, but don't have the time or want to spend the time making it yourself then this is an excellent alternative that holds up well in the freezer.
The packaging here is clever. This cake comes in a box. Within the box, the cake is held together with cardboard that keeps the moisture in. The interior cardboard is wrapped in plastic.
While this cake is very well done. It is a very sweet cake. This is something I would keep on hand if I had guests drop by. It defrosts fairly quickly and when it comes to temperature it is very well done.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would consider buying Trader Joe's Tres Leches Cake again. It wouldn't be a regular purchase but it is tasty. While not cheap at $7.99 this is still substantially cheaper than trying to buy this cake at a bakery.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Tres Leches Cake
Product Name: Trader Joe's Tres Leches Cake
Product Description: Trader Joe's takes on the traditional Latin American dessert known as Tres Leches.