Tres Leches Pina Colada Cake

    1 hour 45 minutes

    An easy version of the beloved tres leches cake is made with cake mix, pineapple and cream of coconut to give the cake a pina colada flavor.

    1 person made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 1 packet yellow cake mix (or vanilla cake)
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/4 cups (295ml) water
    • 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil
    • 1 (225g) tin crushed pineapple
    • 1 (425) tin cream of coconut
    • 1 cup (235ml) milk
    • 1 cup (235ml) heavy whipping cream
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon (5g) toasted flaked coconut, or as desired

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour45min 

    1. Preheat oven 180 degrees C. Grease a 22 x 33cm cake tin.
    2. Stir yellow cake mix, eggs, water and vegetable oil in a bowl until moistened, then beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in crushed pineapple. Pour batter into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until the cake is lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean or with moist crumbs, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove cake from oven.
    4. Whisk cream of coconut with milk in a bowl until smooth then pour the mixture over hot cake. Allow cake to cool thoroughly.
    5. Whip cream in a mixing bowl with sugar, using an electric mixer, until whipped cream holds soft peaks. Frost top of cake with whipped cream and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

    Cream of Coconut

    Make sure you use cream of coconut, not coconut milk or coconut juice. It is usually found with the alcoholic beverages, as it is used to make pina colada drinks.

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    If you love the drink, you'll LOVE this cake!  -  03 Nov 2016


    I used Thai coconut milk, sweetenend condensed milk, and evaporated milk as my "tres leches," and the result was all the rave! Had to mass distribute my recipe (with due credit given to the starter recipes of this dish)....and now it's been voted at work that I have to bring this cake to every social occasion!  -  02 Sep 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Made no changes to the recipe. Everyone raved over it! The moistness and flavor were huge hits. So simple to make! Thanks for the recipe!  -  24 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)