Monday, January 16, 2012

Lemon Mousse Tres Leche Cupcakes

What a wonderful way to serve an easy Tres Leches
cake in these fun silicone cupcake cups shaped like
a tea cup and saucer.

I have two ways I serve this, one with a lemon mousse
topping and then whipped cream and the other with
just whipped cream.  I prefer it with the lemon mousse.

I found the silicone tea cup shaped cupcake 
molds when I was in Washington DC last year
at a specialty store but I have seen them this year
at Z Gallerie.  I filled them half way and then if
they went above the cupcake cup I sliced the top
off.  That actually helped as the cake absorbed
the cream mixture more easily.

These cute chocolate cups were a find from Home 
Goods, but were smaller when we once opened
the package so I used it for raspberry sauce and
some fresh raspberries.  

Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

1 white cake mix
3/4 C. melted butter
6 eggs
1/2 C. water
2 T. shredded lime peel

Heat oven to 350.  Grease and flour a 9x13 pan or if
you are using the silicone cupcake cups, they need no
Combine the cake mix with the butter, eggs and water.  Beat
on low until combined and then beat for 2 minutes on medium.  
Stir in the lime peel.  Bake for 35-40 minutes for the pan 
or 20-25 minutes for the cupcakes or until a toothpick
comes out clean.

The batter will be thick.  Spread it in the pan or fill the cupcake
cups half full.  Bake for 35-40 minutes for the pan 
or 20-25 minutes for the cupcakes or until a toothpick
comes out clean.

Meanwhile mix:
2 C. cream or half and half
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
2 cans evaporated milk

When cake comes out of oven let it cool
and then poke holes all over it with a wooden 
skewer or a chopstick.  Slowly pour half of the 
milk mixture over the cake.  Cover and chill
overnight.  Cover and chill remaining sauce.
About 1 hour before serving pour remaining sauce
over the cake.

To serve top with lemon mousse and then
sweetened whipped cream.

Lemon Mousse

1 1/2 C. heavy whipping cream
1 jar lemon curd

Beat the whipping cream on high speed with 
the wire whip attachment.  When it starts to
set add the jar of lemon curd and continue to 
whip until stiff.  Pipe or spread on top of the
chilled cake.

Sweetened Whipped Cream
1 1/2 C. heavy whipping cream
3/4 C. powdered sugar.

Beat the cream and sugar together until stiff.
Pipe or spread onto the top of the cake.

Raspberry Sauce
12 oz. frozen raspberries, thawed
3/4 C. sugar

Blend the thawed raspberries and add the sugar.
Press the blended berries through a sieve to remove
as many seeds as possible.

What a fun way to serve a delicious and refreshing

I will be posting this with 


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  1. Oh my but this looks wonderful. I have never heard of Tres Leche - I will try it.

  2. Quite certain this will also be served in Heaven - my mouth is watering! Anything leche is fine by me. Thank you for sharing this recipe and beautiful photos.

  3. Jacqueline, I bought some of these cute cupcake molds last year. I found them online, but saw them yesterday at Z Galleries. Thanks for the recipe. These look both adorable and delicious. ~ Sarah

  4. Sounds like a wonderful cupcake and the molds are adorable! Looks like a fun "tea":@)

  5. What CUTE containers!!!! I want them!!! Why don't I have a Z Galleries near me?? :*-(

    I'll take the lemon, please???


    p.s. I just pinned this!!

  6. LOVE! Adorable containers~ I would have snapped some up if I had seen them! Thanks for the recipe~ so perfect for a tea party!

  7. I can always count on you for a fantastic recipe! And I love these little cupcake molds!! Thanks so much! :-)


  8. This is like art in a bowl. Lovely! I bet it is tasty too!

  9. OMG, these are so stinking cute and delicious looking! Love anything lemon flavored! I want some of those cupcake cups! Beautiful job!

  10. OK I LOVE those molds:) What a pretty I will go read again:)

  11. Oh my goodness, these are adorable and look so yummy!!! I have a link party going on at Project Queen and would LOVE for you to share these!


  12. I can't decide which topping I'd like. Wait. ALL OF IT!!! These are beautiful and I just bet they would be almost as beautiful without the cup. Lemon is my favorite.

  13. simply divine and those cupcake cups are to die for!! anne

  14. Hi there thank you for your visit and sweet words. The winter photo is just a generic photo... we usually do get that much snow .. but this year like most places, the weather has been usually more like early spring like. Though bitter cold.

    WOW! anyone whom you have made these for would certainly be feeling like royalty! These sound and look tres good!! Love your presentation , xo HHL

  15. Oh these sound divine! I'll take 10! :)

  16. We love Tres Leches. I'll have to try the lemon. It looks and sounds delicious.

  17. These are so beautiful. I am sure they taste really good, too. Your presentation is always perfect. I love those molds. The tea party girls are probably flipping out over them. ;) xo

  18. My grocery stored carried those silicone tea cups last year and now I'm sorry I didn't buy them. So cute! The cake recipe sounds wonderful too!

  19. what a beautiful presentation! the cupcakes sound delicious but they look gorgeous

  20. Oh my goodness, this looks so fabulous! The silicone teacups are absolutely darling. What a fun idea for a tea it!!!

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  22. They are adorable! The cupcake looks great too!

  23. Gorgeous! LOVE those baking cups. So pretty.

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  25. Well, they certainly sound good...but mostly they are just so darned cute. I've never seen any cupcake cups like these, but I will be watching now. I love the presentation! Perfection!

  26. I have made your recipe for Tres Leches, not the lemon mousse one, and it was very good. What an excellent presentation of it and those chocolate cups are so stinkin' cute. Love, Joni

  27. You have the best ideas!!!! These cupcakes look like they should be on a magazine cover. I have got to check out Z Gallery again on my next trip to Atlanta. Your photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    Katherine S.

  28. This looks and sounds amazing! The presentation in the silicone teacups is wonderful, but even in a 9x13 pan, I'll bet family and guests would be thrilled!

  29. Love the silicone cups! So cute, especially with the yummy cupcakes:)

  30. WOW that looks positively amazing! Not only is the photography gorgeous, but the way you dressed it up. It's such a beautiful dessert and i bet it tastes as good as it looks!

  31. This looks delicious! Those cups are adorable. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Well, you have put me in the mood to have a tea party! The teacup molds are fabulous and the cupcakes look out of this world! There goes my diet but somethings are so worth it! Love this!

  33. Hi Jaqueline,
    These look absouletly divine! Since I LOVE lemon my mouth is watering, but your presentation is Ah-Mazing! Love the teacup silicone cups! I'm planning a Valentines Day tea party so I think I might give these a try. Thank you so much for the idea.
    I've been following you for a while now. I love your blog : )


  34. Oh wow, I didn't see this yummy and luxurious dessert my purple lady. Thanks for the recipe, I love anything 3 leches and I know how to make it too.
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