August 24, 2011

Saveur Pastel de Tres Leches con Coco (Three Milks Cake with Coconut)

Of the four people in my household, I am the only one that enjoys cake. I love cake and have as far back as I can remember. My oldest son will eat frosting and no cake, and my husband won't even venture that far. Since I make one sweet a week, I have been trying to find a cake recipe that everyone in my house will enjoy. I made a Tres Leches cake a couple of months back that my husband actually ate, so I have been looking for other variations to try. When I opened a recent issue of Saveur magazine I found a recipe for Pastel de Tres Leches con Coco (Three Milks Cake with Coconut), which looked delicious and different from previous Tres Leches Cake recipes I have tried.

This cake has 7 ingredients and takes about 5 hours (including chilling time) to prepare. The cake is incredibly easy to prepare, with the mixture doing most of the work. I followed the recipe as stated, with no modifications. I used homemade canned peaches for the topping (which I didn't get a picture of before they were eaten :). When the milk is first poured over the cake it seems like too much liquid, but by the time the cake has sat in the fridge for 4 hours, all the liquid is absorbed.

I really enjoyed this recipe. The cake is very light and airy and the addition of the coconut is absolutely delicious. My two sons weren't as big of fans since their was no frosting, but they rarely eat cake and prefer cookies in the first place. This recipe is very quick and easy and would be great for a party or the end to a delicious meal.

For the recipe go to Saveur Pastel de Tres Leches con Coco.


  1. I love tres leche cake!! I also have been thinking about a cake for my dinner on Sunday, I think I must make this one. Thanks!

  2. @Melynda I hop that it turns out well! Have fun at your dinner!


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