This is Banana Split Tres Leches cake is the mother of all cakes! This cake is soaked in a banana infused three-milk mixture, filled with sweetened pineapple and strawberries, then frosted with a light banana flavored whipped cream. And let’s not forget… Drizzled with melted chocolate. This cake tastes just like the banana split of your childhood!

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Come gather ‘round people, wherever you roam. We’re going to talk about Cinco de Mayo.

And cake.

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Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over French forces in the battle of Puebla. On other words, The Mexican army considerably outnumbered put the smack down on the super well equipped French Army.

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The battle of Puebla in 1862 provided the Mexican Army a much-needed boost of morale which allowed them to continue the resistance. Of course a year later the Mexican Army was defeated, and a French Emperor was installed, BUT! That was also short-lived. Enter: The ‘Muricans. Following the end of the American Civil War, the US began exerting their political influence (you know, with their dolla’ dolla’ bills), helping the Mexicans expel the French from their country.

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Mexico commemorates the success of the Battle of Puebla on Cinco de Mayo with military parades. Americans? Not so much. Cinco de Mayo for Americans is the celebration of tacos, tortilla chips, and tequila. It’s a day to get super wasted on booze. I mean, we ‘Muricans know how to celebrate. This year Cinco de Mayo falls on a Friday, so expect a lot of people nursing hangovers on Saturday morning and even into Sunday.

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Me? I choose to get cake wasted instead.

Flow with me, let’s talk about this Banana Split Tres Leches Cake.

Ever had a banana split and wish it were cake?

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Right?!

Me too.

This mashup – A tres leches cake – The Latino version of a poke cake with the flavors of a banana split, is the shit.

Here’s why.

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This all begins with a cake soaked in three milks flavored with a banana liqueur.

The cakes are stacked and in between those layers of milk soaked cake is a strawberry filling, a banana flavored whipped cream, and a strawberry filling. Yah, a triple decker filling. The cake is then frosted with that same banana flavored whipped cream, topped with maraschino cherries, and drizzled in chocolate.

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Yes, it’s a lot.

So is a banana split. Served cold, the flavor is super close to the banana splits you remember.

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Plus cake.

Let’s get seriously cake wasted.

Feliz Cinco de Mayo, y’all!

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