'Strawberry Coconut' Tres Leches cake recipe
WATCH THE VIDEOS ON ME MAKING THIS CAKE BELOW!
6 egg white
6 egg yolks
2 1/2 cups Sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup warm milk
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 can condensed milk
1 can evaporated milk
1 quart heavy whipping cream
1 small box fresh Strawberries
1 cup coconut
Preheat your oven to 350' F. In a large bowl beat together the egg whites and 2 cups of sugar until they become fluffy and creamy, then add the egg yolks, flour, warm milk and baking powder, mix until the mixture is creamy.
Get either a large rectangular Pyrex, or two smaller rectangular Pyrex just as I did. Butter the Pyrex with PAM butter spray and pour the cake mix into the Pyrex. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes.
When it comes out the oven, let it cool off and turn over onto a deep tray. If you baked one large cake then you need to slice the cake in half to add the filling. If you baked two smaller cakes then turn over one cake onto a deep tray.
In the blender or with your hand mixer, blend together 1 can condensed milk, 1 can evaporated milk and fill up 1 can of heavy cream, mix all together until well blended.
Spray a small pot with PAM butter spray and add 1 can condensed milk to the pan on low fire mix constantly and add 1/2 cup coconut. Continue mixing until the consistency is thicker but still spreadable. (If you don't want your filling as sweet, you can add 1 egg yolk to the condensed milk. Mix vigorously, then add to the pot and follow directions as above).
Poke lots of wholes to the bottom layer of your cake then pour half the Tres Leches mixture onto the cake. Fill cake with your coconut condensed milk filling. Wash and slice the strawberries and layer on top of the filling.
Get the other half of your cake and cover cake with the top layer. Again poke lots of wholes onto the top layer of your cake and pour the other half of the Tres Leches onto the cake. The cake will eventually soak up the milk.
Refrigerate the cake overnight or for at least 12 hours.
Make whipped cream by getting 2 cups heavy cream and 1/2 cup sugar beat with your hand mixer for about 3 minutes or until the mixture becomes thick as whipped cream. Be careful to not over beat or else it will turn into butter. Use this to gently cover your cake. Make more whipped cream as needed. Top cake with coconut and Fresh whole Strawberries.
Follow my video part 5 to learn how to decorate your cake. But, I suggest you watch all of them to have a better picture on how to 'Bake something sweet' Tres Leches style!
By Elsie Da Silva