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Tres leches cake?

shivohum Feb 1, 2009 10:22 AM

Any amazing bakeries or restaurants in Manhattan where you can get astoundingly good tres leches cake?

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    silencespeak RE: shivohum Feb 1, 2009 03:42 PM

    I can relate to craving a good tres leches cake. once tasting a great one, your foodie-world has changed forever. I haven't found that -great- one yet in nyc.

    A friend of mine mentioned having some at Mexicana mama, a few years ago. Perhaps it's worth checking out, though I can't vouch since I haven't tried it.

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      hungrycomposer RE: shivohum Feb 1, 2009 04:32 PM

      Momofuku Milk Bar has something similar: dulce de leche cake. Delicious, but sugary enough to keep your dentist in business.

      1. Joe MacBu RE: shivohum Feb 2, 2009 07:02 AM

        I like the tres leches cake donuts at The Doughnut Plant.

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          angiebc290 RE: Joe MacBu Feb 2, 2009 08:55 AM

          Agreed. This may even be better than the cake...

        2. LeahBaila RE: shivohum Feb 2, 2009 07:26 AM

          Cafecito has the best tres leches cake that I've had in the city. I used to order a sheet of it for my office, and people went crazy over it.


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            eameyer RE: LeahBaila Feb 2, 2009 07:27 AM

            2nd cafecito

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              foodwhisperer RE: eameyer Feb 2, 2009 01:58 PM

              Ive had great dulce de leche cake at Red Ribbon Bakery. Sometimes Grill 21 has it for dessert. Its Filipino but same dulce de leche ( milk candy) as the Spanish

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                sammyw111 RE: foodwhisperer Feb 3, 2009 08:32 AM

                Big Booty Bakery on 23rd and 8th has a fantastic tres leches cake. And also delicious red velvet cupcakes for those interested as well.


            2. re: LeahBaila
              sugartoof RE: LeahBaila Feb 3, 2009 09:12 PM

              Yeah even after my recent bad review, I do think their tres leches is the best I've had. Make sure you go on an off hour though.

              Son Cubanos used to have a good one too but it's been a while.

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