Luscious… Creamy… Sexy. This Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake is soaked in a delicious coconut flavored three milk mixture. Then! It is stacked with a delicious sweetened whipped cream and tart cherry filling – A slice of this and you’re in heaven!!
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Little Red Corvette…
Ever heard that song?
When this song hit the airwaves, and Prince was spinning bareback in high heels, I was six. It was 1983 and I had yet to discover pop music and MTV.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Spanish was still my primary language, so like any young Latina of the time I was heavily into Menudo and the music associated with my culture; merengues. bachatas, and mami’s boleros.
It wasn’t until in my teens when Prince and the New Power Generation dropped Diamonds and Pearls that I even cared about a dude I viewed as second rate to Michael Jackson.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Yeah… I said it.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Then one day Prince and his overt sexual innuendo, coupled with raging teen hormones prompted me to look deeper into his music, immerse myself in his lyrics. I liked what I was listening to. And while it would be some time before I could relate to what Prince was dropping in his lyrics – I dug every single word.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
To this day, I cannot eat a cherry or roll the cherry stem in a knot (You know what I mean. We’re all adults here, right?) without thinking of Prince or his Little Red Corvette.
Flow with me. We’re going to talk about this Cherry Coconut Tres Leche Cake.
First things first: This Cherry Coconut Tres Leches cake is a sexy motherf*****.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Sexy.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
It starts with a little sponge cake action of sorts. Eggs yolks are beaten till thickened, egg whites are beaten to nice stiff peaks. Flavored with vanilla extract and sweetened cream of coconut. There’s folding involved. It’s an experience.
Once the cake bakes and cools it is then soaked in a vanilla bean and coconut flavored three milk mixture – Coconut, condensed, and heavy cream.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Then it’s stacked and in between those two stacked layers is a sweetened whipped cream and a red cherry filling. In the interest of time I used a canned cherry filling. Use the real thing if you’re averse to anything canned. This cake has to be placed in the fridge to chill and allow the leches to soak through, so I’m not above a canned situation.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Finally, this cake is topped with about 2 jars of maraschino cherries. And yes, I did that cherry stem thing again.
I couldn’t help myself.
A moist cake, soaked in three delicious milks, an oozing cherry filling, a sweetened whipped cream, and topped with an insane amount of cherries.
Cherry Coconut Tres Leches Cake {mind-over-batter.com}
Just to make a point.
That this cake is a sexy, sexy motherf*****.

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