Tres Leches Cake

Moist, tender cake is topped with a rum-flavored sauce, then garnished with whipped cream, coconut and nuts.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 4 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 15

Ingredients

Cake

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) yellow cake mix with pudding
1
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Sauce

1
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup rum or 1 teaspoon rum extract plus 1/3 cup water
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
can (12 oz) evaporated milk

Topping

1
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup coconut chips, toasted
1/3
cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter into baking dish. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Using long-tined fork, pierce hot cake in baking dish every 1 to 2 inches. Slowly pour sauce mixture over cake. Refrigerate cake at least 3 hours to chill. (Cake will absorb most of sauce mixture.)
  • 3 Before serving, in small bowl, beat 1 cup whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Spread over cold cake. Sprinkle with coconut and macadamia nuts. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    25g
    25%
    (Saturated Fat
    11g,
    11%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    37g
    37%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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