Coconut Milk Banana and Chocolate Tres Leches

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Coconut Milk Banana and Chocolate Tres Leches dixie


Tres Leches Cake

Coconut Milk Pudding

Drenching Syrup


  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Butter and flour a 9-inch square cake pan, cut a square piece of parchment paper and line bottom of pan. Set aside.
  3. Sift together flour and baking powder and set aside.
  4. Separate eggs, making sure that no egg yolk enters egg whites as egg whites do not whip when traces of yolk are present.
  5. In a bowl, whip egg yolks for a minute. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and whip until mixture is light in color and makes thick ribbons, about 10 minutes. Set aside. Add salt and vanilla extract, stop mixer and set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites, 3 tablespoons sugar, and cream of tartar on medium speed to soft medium peaks. Using a handheld spatula fold whipped egg whites into whipped egg yolk mixture. Do not overfold to prevent mixture from collapsing.
  7. Add half of flour and gently fold until incorporated. Add remaining flour and combine, ensuring a light mixture. Scrape in pan and place in oven.
  8. Bake until center of cake bounces back when lightly pressed with a finger or an inserted toothpick comes out clean, about 33-37 minutes.
  9. Prepare coconut pudding by bringing first listed coconut milk and 3 tablespoons sugar in a saucepan to boil.
  10. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks, salt, and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar until thick and pale, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla and cornstarch.
  11. When coconut milk comes to a boil add about 1/4 of coconut milk to yolk mixture. Whisk rapidly. Pour yolk mixture into remaining milk and using a whisk bring to a boil.
  12. Whisk vigorously to prevent burning; once cream is thick as pudding remove from heat. Place a piece of plastic food film directly onto cream and place in refrigerator.
  13. For coconut drenching syrup, combine remaining coconut milk, sugar, vanilla, and rum if using.
  14. Cut cake horizontally in half using a serrated knife and place on a serving plate. Prick cake all over with a fork and spoon half of coconut drenching syrup onto cake.
  15. Spread coconut pudding onto cake layer followed by sliced bananas. Place remaining cake layer on top, gently poke holes in it and moisten with remaining coconut drenching syrup. 
  16. If serving later wait to place sliced bananas on top to prevent browning. When ready to serve place more bananas on top and top with warm chocolate sauce. 
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