- Tres leches is a speciality in Venezuela and other parts of South America. I just had some amazing Amano chocolate from Venezuelan beans so I thought a Venezuelan tres leches cupcake was in order. ama
- Food Blogga (I just love that name) was diagnosed with osteoporosis in the past year. She is hosting an event where participants make calcium-rich food to raise awareness of the disease. Go to her blog and read more about it. This is important stuff – far more important than reason 1 for making this cupcake. I figured that since tres leches cupcakes have not one milk, but three, they would be absolutely perfect for the event!
Note On Milk and Osteoporosis
While I made my tres leches cupcakes for the osteoporosis event, I want to take a moment to point out that despite what Big Milk would have you believe, it is not a given that lots of milk makes strong, healthy bones. When I started looking into the connection between calcium and osteoporosis to write this post, I found that the connection isn’t so clear. As you do your homework and read Food Blogga’s info on osteoporosis as I suggested above, be sure to also read this compilation of reference articles on milkprocon.com. It highlights research that argues for and against milk’s role in preventing osteoporosis.
You didn’t know I would give you homework, did you?
The Tres Leches Cupcake Recipe