Monday, July 23, 2012

Starting off with something sweet

 Since it looks like I broke my toe stubbing it against a part of the craptastic wrought iron railing on our front porch (bloody thing needs to go, like -now-), I needed a pick-me-up.
I did.
So I made the bestest comfort dessert I could think of: Coconut Tres Leches Cake.

Coconut Tres Leches

Doesn't get any better than that.

1 box of yellow cake
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1quart of heavy whipping cream
1 can of coconut milk (not sweetened)
vanilla extract
toasted coconut flakes

Bake your yellow cake according to the instructions on the box. When you take it out of the oven poke it thoroughly with a fork until it looks like a well loved pin cushion without pins.

Mix sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk and half of the whipping cream. Add a splash of vanilla extract (Warning: Please be aware you will need all of your willpower to put the spoon down after mixing and to keep yourself from drinking the whole jug of milk syrup. You have been warned.)

Pour the milk syrup over your yellow cake until covered, then allow the cake to cool in the fridge. It'll soak up the delicious milk syrup and develop an almost creamy texture.

Whip your remaining whipping cream, add a little bit of sugar to sweeten it and cover your Tres Leches Cake. Sprinkle toasted coconut flakes on top. Serve pieces with an extra splash of milk syrup

Optional but so so good are diced banana on top of the slice of wonder :o)

Summer is almost over so it's no big deal if you start ruining your bikini shape now.

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