Tres Leches

Coconut-Lime Tres Leches Cake

Coconut-Lime Tres Leches Cake
Recipe Info - Skill Level
Recipe Info - Serving Size
12 servings
Recipe Info - Prep Time
15 min
Recipe Info - Cook Time
25 min
Coconut-Lime Tres Leches Cake is rich and delicious and full of unforgettable flavors of lime and coconut. Three types of milk are used in this version of the classic Mexican cake.


Step 1

Prepare cake mix according to package directions using water, vegetable oil and egg whites; fold in 2 teaspoons grated lime peel. Bake in 13 x 9-inch baking pan for duration listed on package. Meanwhile, prepare tres leches mixture.

Step 2

Combine coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, rum and 2 teaspoons grated lime peel in large bowl; stir well. When cake tests done, remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Poke holes in cake with a long-tined fork every ½ inch. Carefully pour milk mixture over cake, spooning any pooled mixture along the sides over the top of the cake. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Step 4

Cut the cake; top with dollop of whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining 2 teaspoons grated lime peel over cake; sprinkle with toasted coconut (or to achieve look in picture, use round biscuit cutters to cut cake, transfer to serving plate, then add toppings).


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