Tres Leches Cake with Coconut

Tres Leches Cake with Coconut

Separate the eggs into two separate large mixing bowls. Take care not to get any yolks in the whites.

Whip the egg whites (and some of the sugar) until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Beat the egg yolks until fluffy, then add the milk.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.

Fold the egg whites into the cake batter in two batches until smooth.

Add the batter to a 9x13" pan and spread evenly to meet the edges. Bake.

Use a fork to puncture the cake every inch, including the very edges.

Whisk together the coconut milk, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and coconut extract. If chunks remain, blend it up or pass through a sieve.

Pour the milk mixture over top of the cake in the center. Use all of the milk! Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours, overnight is best.

Before serving, whip the ingredients for the whipped cream together until soft to stiff peaks form.

Spread on top of the soaked cake, getting the whole way to the edges.

Lightly toast the coconut (and let it cool completely) then sprinkle all over the top of the cake before serving.