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Coconut Tres Leches

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Give a new twist to your Tres Leches by adding coconut milk. Its subtle coconut flavor can be ramped up by adding toasted coconut if desired.

20 mins. to Prepare

28 mins. Cooking Time

240 mins. Standing Time refrigerating

288 mins. Total

Servings: 24 servings

Ingredients

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Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

FOR CAKE:
SIFT
flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in medium bowl.

BEAT egg whites in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. With mixer on, gradually beat in sugar. Beat in egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately beat in flour mixture with milk, starting and ending with the flour mixture. Beat in vanilla extract. Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly.

BAKE for 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. While cake is cooling, make tres leches sauce.

FOR TRES LECHES SAUCE:
WHISK
together coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk and milk in a large bowl.

POKE holes all over the cake using a wooden pick, skewer or fork, penetrating to the bottom of the cake and making sure edges are pierced. Slowly pour tres leches sauce over the entire cake. Make sure to get around the edges. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

FOR TOPPING:
BEAT
cream, sugar and vanilla extract on high speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully spread whipped cream over surface of cake. Sprinkle with toasted coconut, if desired.

Amount Per Serving
Servings: 24 servings
Calories220
Calories from Fat70
 %Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Cholesterol 70mg24%
Sodium 190mg8%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 25g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A6%
Vitamin C0%
Calcium10%
Iron4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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