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Chocolate Tres Leches Cake

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Chocolate Tres Leches Cake (Side Dish)

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Serves: 8 Total Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • Butter, for coating the pans
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch process
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting the pans
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch fine salt
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • For the tres leches:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk (not nonfat)
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • Pinch fine salt
  • For the filling and to assemble:
  • 3 cups very cold heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (2- to 4-ounce) piece semisweet chocolate, for garnish

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