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Tres Leches Pound Cake

* * * ½   22 ratings

Please the coconut lover in the house with this moist, delicious dessert recipe.

  • Prep Time:
    20 min
  • Cook Time:
    120 min


  • 1 (10.75 ounces) package Sara Lee® Frozen Pound Cake thawed
  • 1-1/2 cup heavy whipping cream divided
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconut
  • sliced bananas (optional)


  1. Remove lid; leave pound cake in aluminum pan. Using a long skewer, poke holes into cake every 1/2-inch, wiping skewer occasionally, if needed.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of the whipping cream, condensed milk and coconut milk in a 2 cup measuring cup or medium bowl; mixing thoroughly.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup of milk mixture over cake; allow to absorb into cake.
  4. Add remaining milk mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, allowing to absorb into cake each time.
  5. Refrigerate 2 hours or overnight to allow milk mixture to absorb into cake.
  6. Beat remaining 1 cup whipping cream, sugar and vanilla in a chilled mixing bowl on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  7. Remove cake from pan; discard any excess milk in pan.
  8. Place on a serving plate.
  9. Frost top and sides with whipping cream.
  10. Sprinkle top with toasted coconut.
  11. Cut into 8 slices. Serve with banana, if desired.

Tip for a lighter version: Substitute Sara Lee® Free and Light Pound Cake for regular Pound Cake, ½ cup 1% milk for whipping cream, fat free sweetened condensed milk and lite coconut milk for full fat equivalents. Frost cake with lite frozen whipped topping instead of whipping cream.


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Comments (8)

  1. i am not a big fan of 3 milk cakes but this one is really great!my family loved it i did too. i froze it after i made it. then 2 hrs before guest arrived i took it out it gave it a nice texture as opposed to a softer one.

  2. I made this for my sister’s birthday. We loved it. I am planning on making it this weekend too. This recipe is a keeper. And it was easy to do. Thanks Sara Lee.

  3. Hello Betty, you’ll use the mixture created in step six to frost the cake, which is step nine. If you have any additional questions, our Consumer Affairs team is happy to help. You can reach our team at 1-800-323-7117. Thank you!

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