Simple Tres Leches Cake

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While in Louisville this past week, my friend made a delicious cake.  My husband requested that I make it when we got home.  I took it to your small group since I had the meal this past week.  So delicious!

1 box yellow cake mix (13×9 pan size)

1 straw

1 can evaporated milk – 12 oz

1 can sweetened condensed milk – regular size can

1 can cream of coconut 15 oz

1 pint heavy whipping cream

3-5 T of sugar

lime zest for top of cake

coconut (optional)

Bake cake according to directions (I needed eggs, butter, and water for mine).  Let cool.  Poke holes in the top of the cake with the straw.  Mix together the three milks.  Pour over the top of the cake.  Set in fridge to get cold.  Mix the whipping cream until the consistency of whipped topping forms.  Add in the sugar.  Then spread this yummy cream over the cake.  Set in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

You can add additional lime or coconut to this cake and/or decorate the top of it with shaved coconut or lime zest curls if you would like.

Delicious Wilmington: Coastal Cupcakes

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I think every other cupcake business in Wilmington needs to just close up shop and that Coastal Cupcakes needs to bake more cupcakes. 

Best cupcake I’ve had, hans down.  I’ve had cupcakes in Chicago, RDU, Publix (which are a favorite of mine), TN,  CO.  Cupcake bakeries and “shoppes” are all the rage right now, so there seems to be one on every corner.  They do it right!

A friend and I share the coconut with cream cheese icing and coconut on top.  The most moist, fall apart, not dry at all cupcake.  Flavorful and just melt in your mouth.  Most cupcakes I’ve tasted in bakeries taste like they are frozen.  I would have though these were baked right before we walked in (though the icing wasn’t melting, so I know they weren’t).  The coconut wasn’t hard.  The cream cheese frosting was just bliss. 

I would love to have tried all of them, and the shop clerk that day was so kind and gracious to let me come behind the counter to not have the glass in all the pictures!

Thank you Coastal Cupcakes!  Keep baking!  I will return!