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Ras Malai Tres leches jars on a tray

Ras Malai Tres Leches

an EASY sweet milky cake that's great for entertaining
Course Dessert
Diet Halal, Vegetarian
Keyword tres leches, ras malai,
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Author Sarah Mir


  • 1 13*9 cake pan


The Cake

  • 1 White Cake Mix Box (& ingredients on the box)
  • 5-6 cardamom pod seeds coarsely pounded or 1 tsp cardamom powder

Three Milk Mix

  • 1 cup condensed milk (sweetened)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 drops rosewater

Whipped Cream Topping (for Jars)

  • 1 ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 3 tbsp sugar

Garnishing ideas

  • chopped pistachios and/or almonds, dried rose petals


The Cake

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions with the cardamom added in.
  • Bake according to the instructions on the box and let the cake come to room temperature

Three Milk Mix

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl or a large meausring cup if you have one

Whipped Cream

  • Whip the cream on medium speed and when it starts to thicken add the sugar
  • Whip until stiff peaks form


  • Cut your cake into even pieces. For my 150 ml jars I made roughly 18 and then crumbled the cake into the jars. (see notes)
  • Put 3 tbsp of the milk mix in each jar (again for the size above)
  • Top with a swirl of whipped cream and nuts. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, 4 is better.


  • Jars can vary by size. Simply take out what you are using and fill it with crumbled cake. Once you have a sense of how much cake goes in your jar you can assess how many yours will make. The milk mix is 3 cups or 48 tbsp and you can then divide it equally among your cups
  • For a 13*9 size bake the cake, poke holes in it with the back of a wooden spoon, pour over the milk mix then frost with a whipped cream mix that is 2 cups whipped cream plus 5 tbsp sugar.