I am generally not a lucky person. I remember when I was a little kid, the children’s chorister at church had each kid’s name on a tongue depressor and she needed a helper, she would pull out a stick and that kid would help her. Each time she went to pull out a stick, I hoped it would have my name on it. It never did. Somehow my name didn’t make it into the jar.

In middle school, if you were caught doing something good, you’d get a little slip of paper and could stick it in a box and each Friday, they’d pull names out and give each person whose name was drawn a dollar. Being a goody-goody, I had LOTS of slips in there and I never won. Not once.

I was the kid at tennis and debate camp (quiet, allof you–I have very happy memories of debate camp!) who wound up without a roommate. My husband won an iPod for buying his books at the school bookstore and all I got was an IOU for a book that hadn’t arrived yet.

But there was one time…one magical time. We ordered take out from our favorite Mexican restaurant. When I got home, I discovered a little foil pan of sweet goodness–this cake had luckily, MAGICALLY wound up in my bag. At that point in my life, I’d never eaten tres leches before, but I can guarantee you that it wasn’t the last time!

One thing I loved about the Lucky Tres Leches of 2005 was that it was self-contained; I’ve seen so many recipes for it baked in a 9×13 pan, but it’s so ooey-gooey that it can kind of turn into a mushy mess. So I recently started making it as cupcakes in the foil liners and then serving them on a little plate with a spoon.

Not only does it feel cute and fancy, but it’s super practical and way less messy.

I add fruit slices to mine because I feel like it’s SO sweet that it needs a little somethin’ to cut the sweetness (plus it’s so white that I love the color as a garnish). However, some people love it just the way it is and there is no shame in that.

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