Delicious Coconut Tres Leches Cake

If you’re a fan of decadent desserts, then you’ll want to try making a Coconut Tres Leches Cake. This cake is a delicious twist on the traditional tres leches cake, which is a sponge cake soaked in three different types of milk. The addition of coconut to this recipe adds a tropical flair that will transport you straight to paradise with each bite.

Baking a Coconut Tres Leches Cake may sound intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple with the right ingredients and techniques. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to create this heavenly dessert in your own kitchen. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!


For the cake:
– 1 cup all-purpose flour
– 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/4 tsp salt
– 4 eggs, separated
– 1 cup sugar
– 1/3 cup coconut milk
– 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the milk mixture:
– 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
– 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk
– 1 cup coconut milk

For the topping:
– 2 cups whipped cream
– 1 cup shredded coconut


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease and flour a 9×13 inch baking dish.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks with sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the coconut milk and vanilla extract.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture, mixing until just combined.

5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter until no white streaks remain.

6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

7. While the cake is baking, prepare the milk mixture. In a large bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and coconut milk.

8. Once the cake is done baking, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Using a fork or toothpick, poke holes all over the cake.

9. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the cake, making sure to cover the entire surface. Let the cake sit for at least 30 minutes to allow it to soak up the milk.

10. Once the cake has absorbed the milk, spread the whipped cream over the top. Sprinkle the shredded coconut on top of the whipped cream.

11. Refrigerate the cake for at least 2 hours, or overnight, before serving. This will allow the flavors to meld together and for the cake to fully set.

12. Slice and serve the Coconut Tres Leches Cake cold, and enjoy the creamy, coconutty goodness!

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If you enjoyed making and tasting this Coconut Tres Leches Cake, you may want to try out some other heavenly layered desserts. Here are a few recipes to add to your baking repertoire:

1. Strawberry Shortcake Trifle: Layer fluffy sponge cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream for a delightful dessert that’s perfect for summer gatherings.

2. Chocolate Mousse Layer Cake: Indulge in layers of rich chocolate mousse sandwiched between light sponge cake for a decadent treat that will satisfy any chocolate lover.

3. Lemon Blueberry Trifle: Combine lemon curd, blueberry compote, and whipped cream in layers for a refreshing and fruity dessert that’s bursting with flavor.

4. Tiramisu: This classic Italian dessert features layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese, dusted with cocoa powder for a sophisticated and indulgent treat.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or just starting out, these layered desserts are sure to impress your friends and family. So get in the kitchen and start baking up a storm with these heavenly layered treats. Your taste buds will thank you!

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