Coconut Tres-Leches Poke CakeAre you looking for a yummy dessert for a summer gathering? I love very casual desserts for summer picnics and barbecues. Poke cakes are a yummy, casual dessert and this coconut tres-leches cake is one of my favorites.
|Coconut Tres-Leches Cake|
Cool, creamy and full of coconut flavor a coconut tres-leche cake is perfect for the coconut lover in all of us. Best of all, this coconut tres-leche cake is semi-homemade. Start with a box cake mix, pour a mixture of cream of coconut, heavy cream and evaporated milk over the cake, and then top the cake with fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut. There you have it. Easy and delicious! Be sure to make this cake the day before you want to serve it.
Coconut Tres-Leches CakePrinter Friendly Recipe
- 1 boxed yellow cake
- 1 can cream of coconut (15 oz.)
- 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz.)
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Toasted coconut
DirectionsMake the yellow cake the day before you want to serve it, following the directions on the box using a 9 x 13 rectangular pan. Cool the cake completely. In a blender, mix together the cream of coconut, heavy cream, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Pierce the cake all over with a fork or a wooden skewer. I like to use a wooden skewer. Pierce, pierce, pierce, and then pierce the cake some more. When you think you have pierced the cake enough, pierce it a bit more for good measure. You are going to want the cream mixture to absorb into the cake and the holes really help.
|Poke Lots of Holes|
Spoon the cream mixture over the cake. Let the cream absorb in and then spoon some more over the cake. Take your time. I've made this cake many times and it comes out best when I am patient about spooning the cream mixture over the cake. When you are done with the cream mixture, it may not have all absorbed into the cake. That's OK. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. This will allow more time for the cream mixture to absorb.
|After the Cream Mixture Absorbs|
|Lightly Toasted Coconut|
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