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


    It was unclear whether the pineapple should be drained . I drained it. Next time I will add more pineapple and drain it. The cake was wet enough without the extra juice.  -  23 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for a Mexican dessert at Taco Night at my kid's school. I cant say enough Good things about this recipe! Cans of coconut cream are now 13.75oz, instead of 15oz, but it was a perfect amount. I used a white cake mix. I added 1tsp Coconut extract to the whipping cream frosting, but didnt change anything else. This cake was so incredibly decadent, it was almost too Amazing for 'Taco Night'. THX for a 100% Awesome recipe! I cant wait to make it for Cinco de Mayo!  -  16 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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