I loved this Coconut Tres Leches Cake. It was a hit for christmas. This one is absolutely Delicious. I cannot express how moist and delicious it was. I will definitely make it again..
Delicious Coconut Tres Leches Cake
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ white cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs whites called for on cake mix box
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut extract, if desired
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 can (14 oz) cream of coconut (not coconut milk)
- 1 cup coconut, toasted
- Sliced kiwifruit, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom only of 13×9-inch pan.
In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, egg whites and coconut extract with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan. Bake as directed on box for 13×9-inch pan. Cool 5 minutes. With long-tined fork, poke top of hot cake every 1/2 inch, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. In medium bowl, mix milk, 3/4 cup of the whipping cream and the cream of coconut with whisk until blended. Microwave on High about 1 minute 30 seconds or until heated. Carefully pour mixture over top of warm cake. Cover; refrigerate 3 hours or until chilled.
In small bowl, beat remaining 1 1/4 cups whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until stiff (do not overbeat). Spread over cake; sprinkle with coconut. Cut cake into squares; serve with any remaining cream mixture from pan. Garnish with kiwifruit. Store covered in refrigerator.
Add a tropical touch by topping each serving with chopped fresh mango or papaya along with the whipped cream and toasted coconut.
Cream of coconut and coconut milk are both made from fresh coconut but are two different products. Cream of coconut is thick and sweet, much like sweetened condensed milk. It is usually used in drinks and desserts. It can be found by the sweetened condensed milk or by the liquid drink mixes.
To toast coconut, spread in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered at 350°F 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
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