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    tres leches with fruit

    Chef Tweaker
    Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:30 pm
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    I want to make a tres leches cake for a party this weekend. I seem to recall eating it from my central american friends with fruit mixed into the cake. (Probaby canned fruit) I have fresh peaches and was thinking of making it that way but when I do a search here I find only fruit put on top, not mixed into the cake. Was I dreaming? I suppose I could just add the fruit to the cake mix and follow another recipe but was hoping to actually find one closer to what I want.

    Not sure how active this forum is. Maybe I will post the same request in the Mexican forum as well.

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    Dib's
    Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:21 am
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    If I were using this recipe for Tres Leches Cake with Seasonal Fruit, I would add half the fruit into the cake mix and just bake. Since adding fruit into the cake it's self is not traditional, I think finding an actual recipe would be hard to do. Good Luck & let me know how it turns out.
    Chef Tweaker
    Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:26 pm
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    OK so here is what I have done so far... I had also seen that recipe for fruit on top as well as others. I also found a few that used coconut milk or coco lopez. The party has an "island" theme so I liked the idea of using coconut. Didn't find coco lopez but another brand at the store. Also found this recipe which I thought was the most authentic for the "leche" sauce. http://www.elmejornido.com/en/kitchen/recipe/116509/three-milk-cake-pastel-tres-leches
    I just made a boxed yellow cake and covered the bottom of the 9x13 pan with chopped peaches. I went to the store for the coco while it was baking and when I got home it was "beeping". It looked very brown on top so I took it out and started poking holes with a fork... but when I got to the center it was still raw! Oops.. Should have checked it better. Put it back in and it finished cooking, just concave in the middle.
    One recipe that I read had you replace all the sweetened condensed milk with the coco lopez. I used the above recipe and started to do that but only 7 oz of coco at first. I tasted it and it was plenty sweet and the flavor of coconut was strong enough for me. Then I added 1/4 cup of spiced rum instead of the brandy. icon_exclaim.gif Next time I will add it only a tbs at a time. The flavor is very RUMMY! LOL Hopefully it will evaporate off some and the cake will mellow it out. (my 5 yr old is one of the guests of honor icon_redface.gif )
    I am just going to thaw out some cool whip for the frosting.
    Chef Tweaker
    Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:28 pm
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    Forgot to mention that I used reg 1% milk for the other 7 oz of liquid.
    Dib's
    Fri Aug 19, 2011 6:13 pm
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    Sounds like something I could easily devour!
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