One of my favorite things about celebrating Cinco de Mayo is having an excuse to make tres leches cake. I’d make it more often, except my husband isn’t really a fan. But that changed in a hurry when I served up this coconut version of the classic three milk cake. Now he goes back for seconds! Which is good, because this cake is seriously amazing! If I wasn’t forced to share, I’d probably eat the entire thing myself.
Don’t be afraid to let your cake get nice and golden. It’s going to soak up a lot of liquid, so it’s okay if it’s a little on the dry side to start. And yes, it really will soak up all of the liquid. You may have your doubts at first–just pour it all on and be patient. You do need to let the cake sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving, and overnight is even better. And while the banana garnish is optional, I highly recommend it!