Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond
Episode: Perfect Picnic
Total:
4 hr 25 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
4 hr 25 min
Active:
40 min
Yield:
12 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Cake:
Tres Leches Mixture:
Whipped Cream:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: twelve 8-ounce mason jars

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease (with cooking spray) and flour a 12-cup muffin pan.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl.

Beat the egg yolks with 3/4 cup of the sugar in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high until the yolks are pale yellow. Stir in the milk and vanilla. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and stir very gently until combined.

Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl with the mixer on high until soft peaks form. With the mixer on, pour in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and beat until the egg whites are stiff but not dry. Fold the egg white mixture into the batter very gently until just combined. Spoon the batter into the cups of the muffin pan using a 1/3-cup measure.

Bake the cakes until risen and lightly golden, 13 to 14 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan.

For the tres leches mixture: Combine the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, heavy cream, cream of coconut and rum if using in a small pitcher.

For the whipped cream: Whip the cream with the sugar until soft peaks form.

To assemble: Use a serrated knife to slice each cake in half across the middle. Place a cake half in the bottom of each 8-ounce mason jar. Spoon over 2 tablespoons of the tres leches mixture and 2 tablespoons crushed pineapple. Put the other half of each cake on top, and spoon over 2 to 3 more tablespoons of the tres leches mixture. Top each cake with lots of whipped cream and toasted coconut.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Several hours is fine. The cooler the cakes, the better.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Strawberry Love Cake

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Fresh Peach Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Carrot Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chocolate and Vanilla Checkered Flag Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beatty's Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Caramel Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ann Byrn

Easter Bunny Cake

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Blueberry Coffee Cake Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Crab Cupcakes 00:50

Make a splash with these too-cute cupcakes that are a cinch to assemble.

Similar Topics:

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          10:30am | 9:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          11:30am | 10:30c

          Farmhouse Rules

          12:30pm | 11:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Cooks vs. Cons

          10pm | 9c

          Cooks vs. Cons

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Get Cooking