Tres Leches Carrot Cake In A Jar

This carrot cake tres leches in a jar is perfect for a spring picnic or for an Easter brunch.

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

We like to create not only traditional foods but also like to experiment blending traditional foods with our new Ameriacan favorite flavors. With Spring here I decided to combine two of our favorite things: carrot cake and the traditional tres leches cake.

For this version of tres leches I took a little short cut and used a boxed carrot cake mix, however I added an egg white to make the cake more dense so it would not fall apart when I injected the milk mixture into it. It also made cutting the round pieces of cake to fit into the mason jar easier.

I love the combination of the carrot cake and the coconut tres leches mixture and the yogurt based frosting makes this treat less sugary than a regular carrot cake.

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

Tres Leches Carrot Cake With Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting 

Ingredients for Tres Leches Carrot Cake 
  • 1 box of carrot cake mix (I used Duncan Hines Decadent carrot cake mix with real raisins and carrots)
  • 1 cups hot water (I reduced this from 1 1/4 cups which was what the box called for to make cake denser)
  • 3 Large Eggs + 1 egg white (I added the egg white to make the cake denser)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • shredded carrot for garnish
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 can condensed milk

For Yogurt Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup low fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

  • Bake cake in a large 9″ x 13″ pan until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan on cooling grid 10 minutes.
  • Turn carrot cake out onto cooling rack and let cool completely on rack.
  • Mix the coconut milk, condensed milk and evaporated milk.
  • Using the inside open space of the mason jar lid as a guide cut out circular pieces of the cake.
  • Place of a piece of cake in the mason jar and inject the cake with the tres leches mixture.
  • If you do not have an injector, then pierce the cake carefully with a fork and then spoon the 3 leches mixture over top.

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

  • In a medium bowl bring the cream cheese, yogurt, powdered sugar and vanilla together and whisk until smooth.
  • Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to thicken.
  • Spread the yogurt cream cheese frosting on the tres leches carrot cake inside the mason jar.
  • Depending on the size of the mason jar you can repeat this process with another piece of tres leches carrot cake and another layer of yogurt cream cheese frosting.
  • Garnish with shredded carrot.

Carrot cake tres leches in a jar

Tres Leches Carrot Cake

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