Total Calories: 217
1 Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom only of rectangular pan,
13 x 9 x 2 inches, with shortening.
2 Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed
30 seconds beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pan.
3 Bake 33 to 38 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Pierce top of hot cake every 1/2 inch with long-tined fork, wiping fork occasionally to reduce sticking. Mix 1 cup whipping cream, the whole milk, sweetened condensed milk and 1/3 cup rum in large bowl. Carefully pour whipping cream mixture evenly over top of cake. Cover and refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled and most of whipping cream mixture has been absorbed into cake.
4 Beat 1 cup whipping cream, 2 tablespoons rum and the vanilla in chilled large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Frost cake with whipped cream mixture. Sprinkle with coconut and pecans. Store covered in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500 to 6500 feet): Make cake mix following high-altitude directions on package for 13 x 9 x 2-inch rectangular pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
1 Serving: Calories 465 (Calories from Fat 235) Fat 26g (Saturated 12g) Cholesterol 90mg Sodium 310mg Carbohydrate 52g (Dietary Fiber 1g) Protein 7g. % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 20% Iron 4%.
*To toast coconut, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 6 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
**To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
Betty's Tip Triple your cake-eating pleasure with this easy variation of the traditional Latin American dessert. Translated, tres leche means "three milks," and this rich, extra-moist cake includes whipping cream, whole milk and sweetened condensed milk.
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