This weekend my friends, Heidi and Zach, threw a little Cinco De Mayo party at their place. To celebrate, I whipped up a tres leches (three milks) cake for dessert! I actually never had tres leches cake until I was introduced to by a fellow Masterchef contestant. I kept her in mind while I made the cake and I think this cake would have made her proud. I put my own twist on the cake by adding coconut milk, making it a quatro leches cake really, but that sounds weird. In addition, I added milk powder to the cake batter to add some more milk-y flavor to the cake. The milk mixture is so good, it took just about all my willpower to not drink it straight from the bowl. There is just a hint of coconut flavor and it’s not overpowering at all. I balanced the flavor out with whipped cream that is only slightly sweet and a dust of Saigon cinnamon. Yum!
I might have had like 3 slices…#sorrynotsorry. It was a hit at the party, and I guarantee it’ll be a hit at your next event!