Peach Bourbon Tres Leches

April 4, 2024 - Country Cooking

Peach Bourbon Tres Leches Cake makes a wonderful make ahead dessert for a summer get together. It is cool and creamy and fabulously rich with a layer of sliced fresh peaches and a little bourbon to add another flavor dimension.

Since this Tres Leches Cake has bourbon in it, it is best for an adult party.  

What Is Tres Leches Cake?

Tres Leches Cake is a popular Mexican and Latin American dessert in which a sponga cake is soaked with 3 kinds of milk. The cake gets baked, usually in a 9×13-inch baking dish. Once baked, holes are poked in it and the 3 milk mixture is poured over it. It is then refrigerated so the cake has time to soak up the liquid. It is served topped with whipped cream.

Three different kinds of milk- evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream, make this tres leches incredibly moist and rich.

A bed of sliced fresh peaches lays on top of the cake and then a heavenly layer of whipped cream covers the peaches.

There’s nothing not to love about peaches and cream.

Recipe Tips

You can peel your peaches or leave the skins on. I couldn’t decided which way I wanted them so I peeled half of them.  

If you want even more peach flavor, you could use Peach Schnapps instead of bourbon.

Nectarines or apricots can be used in place of peaches.

How To Serve

This Peach Bourbon Tres Leches Cake should be served chilled out of the refrigerator, making it an especially good dessert for a hot summer day.

How To Store

This cake will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days.

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Peach Bourbon Tres Leches

Peach Bourbon Tres Leches Cake makes a wonderful make ahead dessert for a summer get together. It is cool and creamy and fabulously rich with a layer of sliced fresh peaches and a little bourbon to add another flavor dimension.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Cinco de Mayo, tres leches
Prep Time 5 hours hours
Cook Time 25 minutes minutes
Total Time 5 hours hours 25 minutes minutes
Servings 16
Calories 409kcal
Author Christin Mahrlig


1 cup all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt5 eggs, room temperature1 cup sugar, divided1/3 cup milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk3/4 cup heavy whipping cream1/4 cup bourbon1/2 teaspoon cinnamon4 to 5 peaches, peeled if desired and sliced

Whipped Topping

2 1/2 cups heavy cream1/4 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9X13-inch pan. Line pan with parchment paper and lightly butter it.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together.
Separate eggs and with an electric mixer beat egg yolks with 3/4 cup sugar on medium speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes. Beat in milk and vanilla.
Using a clean and dry mixing bowl and beaters, beat egg whites starting on low speed and increasing to high speed. Beat until they reach soft peaks, about 2 to 3 minutes.
With mixer on high, add 1/4 cup sugar in a steady stream to the egg whites. Continue to beat until firm peaks form.
Working in thirds, fold in 1/3 of flour mixture and then 1/3 of egg whites into egg yolk mixture using a rubber spatula. Repeat 2 times.
Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Invert cake onto cooling rack, peel off parchment paper and let cool completely. Return cake to baking pan.
In a medium bowl whisk together condensed milk, evaporated milk, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, bourbon, and cinnamon.
Prick cake all over with a fork and slowly pour bourbon mixture over the top of the cake.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours of overnight.
Cover top of cake with peach slices, saving a few slices for garnish.
To make whipped topping, beat heavy cream with an electric mixer at medium speed. When it begins to thicken, slowly add sugar. Continue to beat until it holds firm peaks. Spread on top of cake.


Note: You will need to separate the eggs for this recipe. Eggs are easiest to separate when they are cold, but you need to beat egg whites at room temperature for best results. Once you separate them, be sure to let the egg whites sit at room temperature for at least 20 minutes.

You can use a hand-held mixer if you don’t have a stand mixer.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 1033IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking.

Originally posted July 2, 2015.

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