Coca-Cola Tres Leches Cake is a moist and incredible remix of the beloved Tres Leches Cake—but with America’s favorite drink! The smooth and bold flavor of Coca-Cola shines with a fluffy chocolate cake and sweet milk filling. Top this cake with whipped frosting and the iconic red sprinkles or crushed lollipops for a new party hit!
Cake Caffeinated… yes, I like the sound of that. This cake is incredible to say the least! Tres Leches meets chocolate meets Coca-Cola soda. In other words, pure bliss. I love the simplicity of this cake, it starts from a cake mix but no one would know. There are two variations on this cake, if you want to do the Cherry Coca-Cola version I would say the crushed cherry lollipops for garnish are a must =).
Coca-Cola Tres Leches Cake
In addition to the iconic texture and sweet flavor of a traditional Tres Leches Cake, this cake has similar flavors that remind me of one of my favorite cakes, which I’m sure nearly all of you have tried (and loved) at least once, “Better Than Sex Cake.” I never thought it could meet its match but here it is.
This Coca-Cola Tres Leches cake is an exciting, decadent must-try that you will likely be adding to your favorite cake recipe collection and sharing with others. It pairs really well with a Mexican dinner, or for Cinco de Mayo—just make sure you get Mexican Coke (it uses pure cane sugar and is SO much better!). It’s also great for any Americana-themed party, because what’s more American than Coca-Cola?! Serve at a Fourth of July party, with burgers at a BBQ, or to celebrate a Coke-loving friend! Enjoy!
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Coca Cola Tres Leches Cake
- 1 (15.25 oz) box Devil's Food Cake Mix (such as Betty Crocker)
- 1 1/4 cups Coca Cola or Cherry Coca Cola
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2/3 cup evaporated milk (1 5oz can)
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup Coca Cola or Cherry Coca Cola
- Sweetened Whipped Cream Frosting:
- 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Red Sprinkles , chocolate sprinkles or crushed cherry lollipops (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cups Coca Cola, vegetable oil and eggs. Blend ingredients together using an electric mixer, on low speed for 30 seconds, then increase speed to medium and blend mixture for 2 minutes. Pour mixture and evenly spread into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in medium mixing bowl, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk and 2/3 cup heavy cream. Add in 1 cup Coca Cola and mix until combined. Poke cake every 1/2"-1" with a long tinned fork. Slowly pour Coca Cola milk mixture evenly over entire cake. Allow cake to rest, uncovered for 30 minutes at room temperature. Cover cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (or overnight) until cake has cooled completely and the majority of the milk mixture has been absorbed.
- In a mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, whip heavy cream until soft peaks form. Stir in granulated sugar and whip until stiff peaks form. Spread sweetened whipped cream evenly over cooled cake. Sprinkle frosted cake with optional sprinkles or crushed lollipops. Serve immediately (note: when cutting and plating I'd recommend using a spatula to lift cake from pan, this isn't one of those cakes you can plate using a fork). Store cake in refrigerator (note that the sweetened whip cream will begin to separate after about 3 hours).
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