BotonFinal_LaVitaminaT-1By Brenda Storch, La Vitamina T

Although the onset of lactose intolerance is one of the constant reminders that we are not children anymore,  we decided to celebrate el Día del Niño  by baking one of my favorite childhood treats- pastel de tres leches! Here  is a delicious, easy-to-make recipe that will make you smile no matter how old you are! ¡Feliz Día del Niño!

Lactose Free Tres Leches Cake*

Prep Time: 15 Min

Start to Finish: 3 Hr 55 Min


2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

1 2/3 cups sugar

3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

2/3 cup shortening

1 1/4 cups original-flavored soymilk

2 teaspoons almond extract

5 eggs

Tres Leches Topping 

1 cup original-flavored soymilk

1 cup almond milk

1 container (6 oz) Yoplait® Lactose Free French vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds

2 cups fresh raspberries

1.   Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and sides of 13×9-inch pan with cooking spray.

2.   In large bowl, beat cake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.

3.   Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.

4.   In large bowl, stir together 1 cup soymilk, almond milk and yogurt. Slowly pour over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until milk mixture is absorbed into cake.  Top with almonds and raspberries. Store covered in refrigerator.

15 servings 

1 Serving: Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 120); Total Fat 13g; Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 330mg; Potassium 160mg; Total Carbohydrate 45g (Dietary Fiber 2g); Protein 6g

% Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10%; Vitamin D 15%

Exchanges: 1 Starch, 2 Other Carbohydrate, 1/2 Very Lean Meat, 2 1/2 Fat

This article was first published in La Vitamina T.

*Recipe courtesy Yoplait®.

In Mexico, La Vitamina T (Vitamin T) is a tongue-in-cheek term we use to refer to carb-loaded delicacies that usually begin with a “t”: tacos, tortas, tamales, tostadas, etc. Here, for centuries, food has been a lifestyle: beyond eating it, we create it, we live it, we speak it, we adore it. This blog is dedicated to food:  to the people who craft it and the people who enjoy it; to the the memories it brings, and the memories it creates.

[Photo courtesy Yoplait®]


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