Tres leches (milk cake) recipe with CBD


Tres leches is a fancy and delicious cake. It is a special dessert cake popular in Mexico and America. It is treated as a special cake used for certain occasions and celebrations.

Tres Leches cake has a simple recipe that will encourage you to try making it for your loved ones. However, you need to prepare it a day before your event. Preparation time might take up to two hours. The cake contains at least three layers: cake, filling, and topping. The filling and topping are done using whole milk, heavy cream, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. This is your perfect dessert for milk lovers. For better results, you need to cool it in a refrigerator overnight. Cooling it in a fridge gives the sweet ingredients to come together. It also gives the top layer enough time to harden into a sweet, easy-to-slice and serve texture. Cooley & Agrosinger (2016) translated the word ‘Tres Leches’ as three milk or three milk products mixed in a cake. It simply involves soaking several ingredients in milk, cream, and cinnamon mixture. It is such a spongy, fluffy, sweet, ultra-light dessert. This sweet cake can be modified into a more delicious and nutritious masterpiece by infusing it with CBD.

What is CBD?

CBD is a compound derived from the hemp plant. It is the second most abundant compound in the hemp plant. The most famous and abundant cannabinoid is THC, which Stuyt (2018) commented that it makes cannabis users high. Unlike THC, CBD will not make you high. CBD products are gaining popularity worldwide due to their many health benefits. Scientists are researching how various CBD properties can help treat various diseases and conditions. According to Silvestro et al. (2019), CBD contains anti-seizure, antidepressants, and anti-inflammatory properties that help treat chronic pain, depression, and epilepsy, among other conditions. CBD can be ingested or applied to the skin for different effects. There are various ways of ingesting CBD, including for those who hate its natural taste. These ways include infusing CBD in edibles such as cakes and drinks. Since Skelley et al. (2020) clarified the benefits of CBD for anxiety, most people prefer taking CBD in the morning to help them get prepared for the day ahead by calming anxiety. However, the time to take it may differ. Those who take CBD to treat insomnia may prefer ingesting it just before sleeping.

How to Infuse CBD in Tres Leches

CBD is a nutritious compound with beneficial properties. Therefore, it is worth incorporating it into edibles. Using a dropper, you can add CBD oil into the batter towards the end of the preparation process. Alternatively, you can use CBD butter instead of oil. CBD is highly sensitive to high temperatures and light. Store the oil in airtight containers and preferably in a dark room. Do not bake the cake at very high temperatures as CBD may lose its potency. CBD oil should be the last ingredient to be added since over-handling it may also interfere with its potency. While measuring CBD oil, use droppers to minimize spilling. CBD oil is expensive, and you need not waste it.


You only require the following basic equipment;

  • Oven
  • Thermometer ( optional)
  • 3 measuring cups
  • 3 teaspoons to measure the dry ingredients
  • A dropper to measure CBD oil
  • A large mixing bowl
  • Fridge to cool the cake
  • Whipping stick/ an electric beater
  • A fork/toothpick
  • Wire rack to cool the cake.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 medium-sized eggs at room temperatures
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 100 ml CBD oil


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. To reach these temperatures it may take up to 20 minutes. This will give you time to prepare your ingredients.
  • Grease the baking pan and dust it with flour to prevent the cake from sticking.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt). Keep them aside.
  • Add sugar and butter into the large mixing bowl. Cream them until fluffy.
  • Bead the eggs in a small bowl. Add them to the large mixing bowl. Add vanilla extract. Mix well
  • Add CBD oil using a dropper. Mix well
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the bowl. Mix well to attain the intended consistency. Use medium speed to ensure the ingredients mix well. Do not make the butter runny or very thick for better results.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray/pan
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • To check if the cake is ready, pierce using a fork or a toothpick and check if it comes out clean. For accuracy, you can repeat it several times.
  • Remove it from the oven and cool it on a rack wire.
  • Combine condensed milk, whole milk, and evaporated milk. Whip to mix them well. Pour on top of your cool cake.
  • Mix whipping cream with one cup of sugar and vanilla extract. Whip them until thick. Spread the thick mixture over the top of your cool cake.
  • Refrigerate the cake for about 2 hours or more, depending on how cool you want it to be. Check if it has formed a firm outer coating.


Each serving will have the following nutrition value.

  • Carbohydrates 35.4g
  • Calories 280
  • Protein 5.7g
  • Fat 14.2g
  • Cholesterol 80.5mg
  • Sodium 88.6mg

How to Serve your Cake

CBD edibles are generally safe. Taking it serves you and your loved ones with nutrients that benefit the body. However, notify your friends that the cake contains CBD as it might not be safe for people under medication, pregnant, and nursing mothers. In rare cases, intake of CBD may cause liver damage.


Tres leches cake is a fancy dessert you can prepare for your loved ones. It is very rich in milk. Infusing it with CBD makes it healthier. This article has outlined the tools, ingredients, and instructions for preparing the cake. CBD is safe for healthy adults. People under medication, nursing, and pregnant mothers should avoid CBD products.


Cooley, J., & Agrosinger, C. (2016). The Make Cook Do Book.

Silvestro, S., Mammana, S., Cavalli, E., Bramanti, P., & Mazzon, E. (2019). Use Of Cannabidiol In The Treatment Of Epilepsy: Efficacy And Security In Clinical Trials. Molecules, 24(8), 1459.

Skelley, J. W., Deas, C. M., Curren, Z., & Ennis, J. (2020). Use Of Cannabidiol In Anxiety And Anxiety-Related Disorders. Journal Of The American Pharmacists Association, 60(1), 253-261.

Stuyt, E. (2018). The Problem With The Current High Potency Thc Marijuana From The Perspective Of An Addiction Psychiatrist. Missouri Medicine, 115(6), 482.

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