Tres Leches Cake with Crema De Coco

Strawberries, Whipped cream, sponge cake

Originally, I posted this recipe two years ago, looking at this post today, I see all the flaws with my photography but since I love this recipe and I know for sure you're going to love it too, I'm going to share it again :) Happy Cinco de Mayo :) 

Cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (Melted )
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Tres Leches Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup canned coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Garnish:

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 pound sliced strawberries

How to make the cake?

    • Heat the oven to 350 degrees
    • Spray a cake pan 9" round with baking spray Or grease the pan with butter and dust the bottom of the pan with some flour
    • Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside
    • In a large bowl, mix sugar and butter together on medium speed
    • Add one egg at a time and continue beating on medium speed until you have a creamy batter & add vanilla
    • Change the speed to low & gradually add your dry ingredients just until you have a smooth batter with no lumps (don't over beat)
    • Pour into pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of the cake comes out clean.
    • Remove cake from the oven & cool for half an hour on a wire rack
    • While your cake is cooling, in a large bowl, mix together all the sauce ingredients & set aside
    • After your cake is totally cool, slice the cake into three layers (Slicing the cake can be a challenging task, but for best result make a small tiny mark on one side of the cake, so as you take the layers off, you would know how to assemble the cake back to its original shape)
    • Unstack the layers and slowly pour sauce over cake, allowing it to soak in ( I didn't use all the sauce, I put some in a creamer dish and serve with the cake)
    • Stack the layers of the cake back; adding layers of the whipped cream and strawberries in between
    • Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes

Enjoy it with a glass of Asti wine

Tres Leche Cake, zozobaking
  • Now it's time to assemble your cake; start with the bottom layer of your cake and cover with whipping cream then topped with slices of strawberries, repeat this until you're done with all the layers & Enjoy!

~~~~Happy Baking~~~~

Tres Leche Cake, zozobaking

               It's perfect with a glass of white wine; late Harvest Semillon from Australia ;)