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Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cake

gluten free tres leches cake

This healthy tres leches cake is gluten-free and lower in calories than traditional recipe. It’s super light and soaked with a mixture of almond milk, coconut milk and maple syrup

Gluten-Free Tres Leches Cake

This healthy tres leches cake is gluten-free and lower in calories than traditional recipe.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 210 kcal



  • 1 cup oat flour, or ground oats
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1.5 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


  • In a bowl, add the ground oats, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Separate eggs in two different bowl.
  • Add the sweetener and lemon juice to the egg whites and beat with a mixer for 3-4 minutes, until stiff peaks from.
  • Add the sweetener and vanilla extract to the egg yolks and beat until pale and foamy.
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the egg yolk mixture and stir until combined. Then add the milk and mix it in.
  • Pour the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture and gently fold in with the spatula.
  • Pour the cake batter into the greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes at 340F (170C).
  • Let it cool completely, then poke the holes using a fork.
  • Combine the milks, heavy cream and maple syrup and pour over the cake.
  • Let it soak and chill in the fridge overnight.
  • Frost with a whipped cream and serve with fresh strawberries or dust with cinnamon and cocoa powder.



-Any other liquid sweetner such as honey, agave or date syrup works too.
-Feel free to use different milks (soy milk, oat milk, rice milk, cashew milk, hemp milk, quinoa milk), with at least one part creamy (heavy cream or coconut cream).


Calories: 210kcalCarbohydrates: 19.8gProtein: 4.4gFat: 13.1g
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