Simple Pleasures Of Life

You remember when I tried to be silent and it did not work at all? Today I am going to try it again, not for my benefit or yours but to appreciate the simple pleasures of life. You know how some people just ask you to shut up stop talking and look at the world. Here’s looking at the world.

Now (soon), I am going to be the shut-upee stop talking FOR REAL for one post and make this a picture post which will uplift you, revive you and enchant you. Who can resist puppies with photoshopped eyes or a rainbow so vivid, you could actually find that pot of gold? :D
The real pleasure in life no?

I totally took each one, they are from Google images but I hope you enjoy every single one.  I chose them because they made me laugh, smile or giggle and to me, nothing beats a good grin so I hope it gives a pleasure to you all too :)

Of course then there will be a not-simple, life changing recipe for you but I only do it because I love you guys ;)

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Pretty were they not? Showing the world from a fun angle, in a beautiful way, truly proving that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ :) (I hate using cliches but they are always true!)
My question though is: Did it make you smile?
If it did: Job successful
If it didn’t: Must try harder :)

Ok, I see your expressions, you want me to stop talking again and get on with the recipe. Sure, sure I got it ;)
This is basically my version of the Tres Leches cake. A cake made with three milks though I find it highly controversial considering that the cake actually has 4 milks. What happened to including good, ol’ regular milk?

Sorry, sorry, going off topic again ;)
This cake is the EPITOME of soft and moist, crumby and gorgeous, heavy but worth it :D
Being me, I added maple syrup. It is totally, definitely my thing you know ;)
I also made it double coconut. How? You’ll see… and enjoy I promise :D!

Double Coconut Maple Tres Leches Cake
Adapted from: The Pioneer Woman

Servings: 12

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar, divided into 3/4 and 1/4
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup full cream milk
  • 1 can (350ml) coconut cream *See double coconut!*
  • 1 can (400g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup thickened cream

Icing - see here *I did not use this – it is a VERY heavy cake in itself and if you do, you may as well call it, quintiple leches cake ;)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C. Grease and line a pan with baking paper (I did not line and you have to grease crazy well so taking out was not… perfect ;))
  2. Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl (except for any sugar)
  3. Separate the eggs
  4. Beat the egg yolks and 3/4 cup sugar until a very pale yellow colour
  5. Stir in milk and maple syrup
  6. Pour this mixture over the flour mixture and fold together
  7. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. 1 tbs at a time, beat in the 1/4 cup remaining sugar until a glossy stiff peaks form
  8. Fold the egg white mixture into the batter until no streaks remain
  9. Pour into prepared pan, smooth surface and bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted comes out clean
  10. Let cake cool for 10 minutes then run a knife blade around its edges
  11. Invert onto a serving platter and let cool completely
  12. Combine the three milks in a jug and stir until the mixture is smooth and pourable
  13. Pierce the cooled cake’s surface with a fork multiple times
  14. Pour all but one cup of the milk mixture slowly on the cake, getting as much on the edges as possible
  15. Let milk mixture be absorbed for 30 minutes minimum
  16. Ice the cake and decorate as desired :)
  17. Cut (if you really want) or spoon and devour!

Presented on a platter for you all to enjoy mes amis :)

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99 Comments

  1. I wish we were neighbours…I would invite you to tea party after tea party :) That cake sounds divine! Being a canuck, anything maple makes me very, very happy!
    (and you know I love me a good picture post! That little white pooch is adorable!)

  2. Kristina says:

    hahah omg those puppies are adorable! I’m a sucker for puppies… :) Love the cake! The pioneer woman knows her stuff :) This looks delicious darling!

  3. You definitely put a smile on my face with this one this morning. :-) Thank you!
    The cake looks unreal! What a gorgeous combination of flavors and I love the cherries on top. Great photography and awesome recipe!

  4. libishski says:

    Haha I wish certain people at work would shut up!

    Can’t go wrong with cute puppy dog pics – too cute! And nature pics always amaze me – I wish more people would realise that there is a lot of beauty outside the box in which they live in, if only they took the time to actually LOOK.

  5. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Hi Uru! I enjoy your talking a lot…so keep talking! =) I love your moist cake. It’s interesting how you poke the cake and pour the milk mixture. I learn some tips about baking when I come here. :-)

    • I know right? ;)
      Also I tried to leave a comment on your blog but it wouldn’t let me so just letting you know that your star shaped watermelon pops were gorgeous :)

      Cheers
      CCU

  6. mjskit says:

    Oh my! This looks really, really, really good!!! I love tres Leche cake and this one looks exceptional!!! Love the cherries on top – perfect!

  7. Lisa says:

    I was so glad to see you again. I was wondering what happened! That said..I love this post..the Google images *especially the pup and the rainbow* are great, and your Double Coconut Maple Tres Leches cake is brilliant and just wow!

  8. Hotly Spiced says:

    I just love the first image of the puppy and yes, it did make me smile. The image of the raspberries is pretty cool too. And what a great sounding cake. I love the list of ingredients – great flavours xx

  9. I can always count on you to take a recipe like this one and then take it up a notch.. I love your presentation, quite stunning really!! And your photos did make me smile.. but I always smile when I come over here. You can talk.. talk all you like, us introverts are so happy that you’re willing to do so:) xoxo

  10. Lisa at fLVE says:

    i love tres liches cakes! And the puppy picture made me smile. At frist, I thought you adopted a puppy…I was so excited for you too. :) Anyway, I am still excited to see the cake recipe. Have a great week. :)

  11. kitchenriffs says:

    I don’t want you to shut up! You’ve got a great (blog) voice. I’ll listen to it any time. Nice pics, nice recipe. Good stuff. As always. But you knew that. ;-) Thanks for this.

  12. OMG that’s an amazing cake :) I’d love to try and make it! I love Ree the pioneer woman ~ Been thinking of getting her book but lol my cookbook addiction is a little crazy… and outta control! You don’t to be silent I like that you are talking and all the pretty photos :D

  13. Becky says:

    First of all….big smile on my face, great pictures! Thanks!

    Second of all….last Thursday I went to an underground food event and bought a tres leches cupcake and I have been dying to find a recipe ever since! Your cake looks moist and super yummy! Gonna give it a try! Thanks again for the smile!

  14. A_Boleyn says:

    First impression … cute puppy, great berries and finally CAKE! Tres leches even. It’s on my list of one of the things to make before I kick the bucket. :) You didn’t really need to surround it with chocolates though. It more than stands on its own as far as decadence, I think. :)

    • Haha believe my friend, I totally agree (coming from a chocolate lover!)
      But it was being delivered as a present and we wanted to fill up the plate with goodies! :)
      I hope you try it!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  15. Swathi says:

    I like that cute puppy. Cake looks rich and delicious for me it similar to tres leches.

    Regarding event in blog, You can link any cookie recipes, In the end of the month I will select a person and if happen to in US and Uk gets gift card where rest of the world I will try to send some gifts with that money.

  16. I just have to say again you are so gifted, I say this because I mean it and not for any other reason. You have an innate sense when it comes to food and can take a recipe and make it completely your own. Love the cake and the pictures!

  17. Parsley Sage says:

    I am certainly a sucker for a cute puppy :) That’s how I ended up with two rescue dogs! Baddass tres leche cake, it looks moist and perfect and totally delicious!

    • Thanks Marta :D
      Also I was justwondering, how do I comment on your blog? Becuase I do not have tumbler, it does not seem like I have the option – your latest creation of sweet fruity tortiallas is amazing!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Mary says:

      Things don’t get much cuter than those puppies and I don’t think cakes get much better than the one you are sharing with us today. It sounds delicious. Have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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