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Coconut Tres Leches at Cafe Cusco

This tropical take on a Mexican classic is the perfectly sweet ending to any meal.

By Megan Dollar

Jul 2021

Coconut Tres Leches in white dish next to fork
Photo by Leah StiefermannCoconut Tres Leches from Cafe Cusco tastes like it must have come from a higher power. Purchase Photo

There’s a reason it’s called angel food cake—something that light, fluffy and deliciously sweet could only come from a higher power. Chefs at Café Cusco (234 E. Commercial Street, Springfield, cafecusco.com) have reframed angel food cake and the classic Mexican tres leches dessert to create a delightful dessert: Coconut Tres Leches. Pieces of angel food cake are torn and soaked in a classic three milk syrup—condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy cream. Really, all the best milks. Coconut cream is added for a tropical escape along with apricot nectar for even more sweetness and just a bit of zing. Topped with whipped cream and cinnamon, this end of meal indulgence is equally beautiful and decadent. Go ahead and order yourself the dessert. 

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