Coconut Tres Leches Cake

We transformed our original tres leches recipe by giving it a coconut spin. We utilized the same instructions as the beloved original, but upped the coconut flavor with coconut milk, coconut extract, and toasted coconut. An unsweetened whipped cream topping adds a light contrast to the sweet, spongy cake. 

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

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  • Servings: 16
  • Difficulty: 1 hour, plus 3 hours cooling time
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For the Milk Mixture

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Cake

  • 2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (8 tbsp)
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar

For the topping

  • 1 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • ¼ cup toasted coconut, to garnish


1) In a medium bowl stir together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract; set bowl aside.

2) Grease two Suvie pans and set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.

3) Heat butter and coconut milk in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave until butter is melted, about 2 minutes total, stirring every 30 seconds; set aside to cool slightly while mixing the remaining ingredients.

4) Place eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk eggs for 2 minutes on medium speed. Slowly add sugar, increase speed to medium high, and whip until glossy and thick, about 6 minutes. 

5) Reduce speed to low and slowly add ⅓ of the milk mixture. Once incorporated, add ⅓ of the flour, scraping down the bowl as needed. Repeat alternating milk and flour until both have been incorporated. Use a spatula to stir one final time, ensuring no pockets of flour remain. Scrape batter into the prepared pans, insert pans into Suvie, input settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes (for Suvie 2.0, Bake at 400°F)

Top Zone: Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes (for Suvie 2.0, Bake at 400°F)

6) Remove pans from Suvie and let cool for 10 minutes. Poke holes all over the cakes with a skewer or chopstick, making sure to poke all the way to the bottom of the pan. Pour the reserved milk mixture slowly over the cake, allowing mixture to be absorbed before pouring on more. Transfer pans to the fridge for at least 3 hours or up to 24.

7) Just before serving, beat the heavy cream and coconut extract together in the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. 

8) Remove cake from pans and top with whipped cream. Sprinkle toasted coconut over the whipped cream and serve.


Nutritional Information per serving (16 servings per recipe): Calories 404, Total Fat 17g, Total Carbohydrates 56g, Total Sodium 250mg, Total Protein 7g.

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