Coconut Tres Leche Cake is a slight variation to a classic Latin American cake that is often served at birthdays and other special occasions!
Tres Leche, which translated literally means 3 milks. Pastel Tres Leche or Tres Leche Cake is popular throughout South and Central America, as well as the Spanish speaking Caribbean. A light sponge cake is fed with a combination of 3 milks and then frosted with sweetened whipped cream. A light and creamy dessert, it is a great summertime dessert. Instead of your Strawberry Shortcake, this is a similar dessert you can try, as it is often decorated with strawberries.
Feeding cakes is the process of piercing the cake with a toothpick or a fork and then feeding the cake with a liquid for a few hours, allowing the cake to drink up all the liquid. It is very common to use alcohol in the process. This is how the classic Caribbean cake, Black Cake, is made as well as many Rum Cakes or Irish Whiskey cake. Although some might think this would make a soggy cake, but it does not. It actually produces a very soft and moist cake, even in this 100% whole wheat version.
In this coconut variation, I replaced one of the traditional three milks with coconut milk. If you love coconut as much as I do, let’s take a look at some of my other coconut treats you might want to try during this holiday season!
- Gluten Free Coconut Brownies
- Coconut Fruit Parfait
- Coquito Acaremelados – Coconut Caramel Balls
- Caribbean Coconut Roll
- Coconut Shortbread
IN THE MAKING
This cake is so light, soft and moist. A perfect cake for summertime! Now you have the recipe all ready when summer comes!
This is definitely the cake I want for my next birthday!
This is part of the Bake-a-thon 2017