Mango Lime Tres Leches Cake

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In this recipe for tres leches cake, a basic vanilla cake is soaked in a mixture of soy milk, coconut milk, and coconut cream are used to create a dessert that’s moist and decadent. Topped with coconut cream frosting, fresh mango, and lime zest, this cake tastes like a cross between a mango margarita and a traditional tres leches cake. It’s not overly sweet, making it perfect for any celebration.

 

MANGO LIME TRES LECHES CAKE [VEGAN]

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

FOR THE TRES LECHES MILK MIXTURE:

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk, separated from a can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond mixture

FOR THE COCONUT CREAM FROSTING:

  • 1 cup coconut cream separated from a can of full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • 1 mango, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest

PREPARATION

  1. Place a can of full-fat coconut milk in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. Gently open and scoop out coconut cream, place in a small bowl. Save the milk for recipe.

TO MAKE THE CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly oil an 8×8-inch cake pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make a well and pour in the soy milk, oil, vanilla, and vinegar. Stir until just combined, do not over mix.

Pour batter in pan and bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool. Use a fork and poke cake to create holes for milk mixture to soak into.

FOR THE MILK MIXTURE:

  1. Combine the coconut milk, soy milk, and almond extract. Pour onto cake and let soak for at least 2 hours.

TO MAKE THE COCONUT CREAM:

In a small bowl, use an electric hand mixer set on high to mix coconut cream.

Mix in 1 tablespoon of maple syrup at a time. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed. Evenly spread on top of cake soaked in milk.

Mix diced mango, lime and zest in a small bowl. Garnish cake right before serving.

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