Coconut-Lime Tres Leche Cake

Coconut-Lime Tres Leche Cake from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 25 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Ready Time: 360 min
  • Yield: 12 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® White Premium Cake Mix
  • 1 (about 13.5 oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk, well stirred, divided
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lime peel
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted*
  • Fresh lime slices (optional)

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat two 9-inch round baking pans with no-stick cooking spray. Line with wax paper or parchment paper. Coat with additional no-stick cooking spray. Beat egg whites in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Set aside. Combine cake mix, 1/2 cup well stirred coconut milk, water, oil, lime juice, egg yolks and lime peel in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat an additional 2 minutes. Fold in beaten egg whites. Spread evenly in prepared pans.
  • BAKE 28 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Place pans on wire rack.
  • WHISK sweetened condensed milk, milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and remaining coconut milk until blended. Pierce each cake layer, through to the bottom, several dozen times with meat fork or skewer. Slowly and gradually spoon milk mixture over warm cake layers, allowing milk mixture to be completely absorbed between each addition (this could take 15 to 20 minutes). Cool completely. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
  • For Frosting: BEAT heavy cream, powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Run knife around edge of cake pans to release cake layers. Remove cake layers from pans, discarding wax paper. Place one cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with 1 cup whipped cream. Place second cake layer on top, rounded side up. Spread top and sides of cake with remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle toasted coconut along top edge and base of cake. Garnish with lime slices, if desired.
  • TIP *To toast coconut, spread coconut on microwave-safe pan. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes, tossing with a fork after each minute. Remove from pan immediately to prevent overbrowning.

Eagle Brand is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC, used by permission.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/12 of cake), Calories 590 (Calories from Fat 310), Total Fat 35g (Saturated Fat 20g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 125mg, Sodium 380mg, Total Carbohydrate 64g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 46g), Protein 7g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 15%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.