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Vegan Tres Leches Cake Recipe (with Matcha!)

The ultimate vegan Tres Leches Cake recipe featuring Matcha! A vegan take on a classic dessert that has the most delicious flavor and texture. Made with easy vegan swaps for an unbelievable dessert.
Course: cake, Dessert

Equipment

  • stand mixer or use hand mixer
  • 8x8 cake pan
  • superfine sifter

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 cup soymilk unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba chickpea brine
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 1 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour or use gluten free all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp ceremonial grade matcha powder more for dusting

Milk Mixture

  • 1 15 oz can dairy free evaporated milk I used evaporated coconut milk from Nature's Charm brand
  • 1 15 oz can condensed coconut or oat milk
  • 2 cups plant milk unsweetened

Garnish

  • sprinkles as desired, optional
  • coconut whip to taste

Instructions

Preparation Steps

  • Preheat your oven to 350F and line your baking pan with parchment paper.
  • Add lemon juice to soy milk and let sit.

Whip the Aquafaba

  • Transfer the aquafaba into the stand mixer and whip on high until frothy and soft peaks form. The mixture should expand in volume after whipping. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Prepare Cake Batter

  • Add the soy milk and lemon juice mixture to the stand mixer along with oil, cane sugar, baking soda, vanilla and salt. Mix until smooth and incorporated.
  • Sift in cake flour and matcha powder and mix again until smooth. Turn the stand mixer off.
  • Add in 1 cup of the whipped aquafaba mixture and gently fold it into the batter using a spatula.
  • Transfer the mixture into your lined baking pan and bake in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cake cool for at least an hour.
  • Using a chopstick or fork, pierce holes into the cake.

Add Milk Mixture

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together condensed milk, evaporated milk and plant milk of choice until smooth. Pour the mixture over the cake in parts and allow the cake to absorb the moisture. Add more milk until the cake is completely soaked and allow to sit. You may not end up using all of your milk mixture.

Prepare for Serving

  • When ready to serve, spread a layer of coconut whip or other whipped topping of choice and dust with matcha powder if desired. Add sprinkles, if desired and enjoy.

Notes

Serving Tips

To serve, spread a layer of coconut whip or other whipped topping of choice and dust with matcha powder if desired. Add sprinkles or fresh berries, and enjoy!

Storage Tips

To store, refrigerate it in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap to maintain moisture. Consume it within a week.
To freeze, store individual slices in a freezer-safe container or bag. Add desired toppings just before serving for freshness.