Banana Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leches cake is the Hispanic-influenced dessert showing up on restaurant dessert menus. Soaked in three sweet milks, this version boasts using a foolproof Betty Crocker® cake mix to make it easy.

Banana Tres Leches Cake

Special Touch: Sprinkle your favorite toasted nuts over the top of the cake.


  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed bananas (2 medium)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  • 1/2 cup (from 14 ounce can) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 container Betty Crocker® Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • Banana slices and/or toasted coconut, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (325 degrees F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 13 x 9 inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil, eggs and mashed bananas with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. Poke top of cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking.
  6. In large bowl, stir together condensed milk, coconut milk and whipping cream. Carefully pour evenly over top of cake. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight until mixture is absorbed into cake.
  7. Spread frosting over cake.
  8. Garnish each serving with banana slices and/or toasted coconut, if desired.
  9. Store covered in refrigerator.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 430 (Calories from Fat 180); Total Fat 20g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 2g); Cholesterol 55mg; Sodium 290mg; Total Carbohydrate 56g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 41g); Protein 5g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 10%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 4 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 4

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker