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Coconut Tres Leches

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious homemade gluten free tres leches cake recipe that is perfect for any occasion. Three milks blend together to make this creamy tres leches cake.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 3 hrs
Course Gluten Free Cake Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 705 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder sifted
  • 1 cup gluten free flour blend *see note
  • gluten free cooking spray
  • 15 ounce can cream of coconut
  • 14 ounce can coconut milk
  • 14 ounce heavy manufacturing cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 F degrees.
  • Heat sweetened coconut milk until melted. Add coconut milk and heavy cream and heat until simmering (do not boil). Set aside until ready to use.
  • For the cake batter, place eggs, sugar, vanilla and water in the bowl of electric mixer fitted with a whip attachment. Whip on high speed until tripled in volume or ribbon stage. Sift flour and baking powder together. Using a whip, fold flour mixture into egg mixture until smooth.
  • Wrap the bottom of each ring mold with a piece of aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray. Fill each mold ¾ full and bake on a sheet pan at 375 degrees for 12 minutes. Cakes should rise and fall when cooked. Using a fork, poke a few holes in the top of each cake then ladle 6 to 8 ounces of coconut milk on top of each cake cake should absorb all the milk add more milk if necessary . Refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours.
  • When ready to plate, carefully remove foil while tilting cake slightly sideways without letting it slide out. Slide it onto a plate and remove the ring mold garnish with whipped cream, toasted coconut and your favorite fruit sauce with berries. Makes five to six individual cakes.

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. This cake will keep up to 3 days in an air-tight container.
  4. You can make one large cake by using a springform pan.
  5. To test for doneness, insert a toothpick into the center of the donut. If the toothpick comes out clean, it is done baking. If you see batter or crumbs, the donuts need to bake longer.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 705kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 7gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 170mgSodium: 251mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 4gSugar: 63gVitamin A: 878IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 2mg
Keyword gluten free tres leches cake, milk cake, three milk cake recipe, tres leches cake recipe
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