San Marcos Cake

San Marcos Cake

San Marcos Cake, also known as “Pastel de Tres Leches,” is a popular dessert in Latin American cuisine, particularly in Mexico. It’s a moist and decadent sponge cake soaked in a mixture of three different types of milk: condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream. The cake is typically topped with whipped cream and garnished with maraschino cherries.


All of the ingredients you will need to prepare St. Mark’s Cake are listed below.

• 8 large eggs.

• 300 grams of sugar.

• 150 grams of wheat flour.

• 50 grams of melted butter.

• 500 grams of custard.

• 150 grams of icing sugar.

• 200 milliliters of sugar.

• A spoonful of rum.

• A lemon juice.

• 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

• 1 almond to decorate.


St. Mark’s cake requires you to spend time preparing it.  Well, it is not a complicated recipe, but it requires dedication, because it is laborious.  That is why we advise you to do it calmly so that you can enjoy this delicious dessert.  The steps to follow to carry out this process are as follows:

Step 1

In a bowl, add the 4 eggs and 200 grams of sugar and begin to beat until they become white.  Then, little by little, add the previously sifted wheat flour and a pinch of salt.

Step 2

Continue stirring the mixture and add the melted butter.  Then cover with parchment paper and add the mixture.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 180°C and cook the preparation for about 15 minutes.  Then, let it cool and cut it into three equal pieces.

Step 4

To decorate, place the cream in a saucepan and add the icing sugar.  Subsequently, separate the bitumen into two equal parts, add the cocoa powder to one and set aside in the refrigerator.

Step 5

For the topping, pour the 4 egg yolks, lemon juice, sugar and water into a bowl.  Also, add the cornstarch and mix all the ingredients to form a homogeneous mixture.

Then, cook the entire preparation over low heat, but without stopping stirring so that it does not stick.  Reserve to cool.

Step 6

In a bowl, place a piece of cake, then add the frosting and place another layer of cake to form three layers.  Finally, add the topping to decorate and at the end place the almond.

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