Parfaits or trifles are one of those desserts that are super easy to make but look so impressive. And these Tres Leches and Berry Parfaits give me three reasons to share the recipe with you…
- Cinco de Mayo right around the corner
- We have been sharing Mexican recipes over at Pocket Change Gourmet and needed a dessert to add to our list
- I use any reason there is to bake up delicious treats for a holiday
Starting with a white cake mix and packed with lots of Mexican inspired flavors like rum, lime, cinnamon and coconut, these parfaits are easy enough for a weeknight dessert but special enough to serve at a dinner party. And certainly perfect for your Cinco de Mayo celebration!
Let me show you how to make these beautiful desserts…
I found everything I needed at Walmart. There was a nice selection of berries as well.
The cake is easy to put together with just a few ingredients added to the white cake mix. The Cinnamon Tres Leches Sauce is a combination of 3 kinds of milk, which is what Tres Leches means, cinnamon and vanilla, cooked on the stove and then chilled.
After the cake and sauce have cooled, you need to poke the cake with a skewer or large fork.
Then spoon the Cinnamon Tres Leches Sauce over and let it soak in.
Then it’s time to layer the cake, berries and sauce. And top with a large dollop of fresh whipping cream mixed with honey and vanilla. To make them even more resistible add fresh berries and a mint leaf to the top.