South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake, Movie Inspired #SundaySupper

You are invited to a virtual Sunday Supper at Twitter. (Please scroll down to see the details.)  Foodies from around the globe gather to exchange recipes and engage in conversations pertaining to a theme. This week’s conversations revolve around recipes inspired by holiday themed movies, music and TV shows.
The lovely Tammi of Momma's Meals hosts.


Electric reindeer leap into the Christmas sky.
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Frothy gingerbread lattes, tinsel and twinkling lights deck the halls at Christmas time. Neon reindeer prance through neighborhoods. Santa sleighs laden with the latest gadgets and gizmos are wrapped in colorful ribbons. The excitement of the season is almost palpable…

An angel-doll smiles from atop a Christmas tree.
Photo courtesy of Alex Lippisch.

But choking up as Josh Groban sings of “angels bending near the earth to touch their harps of gold,” brings me back to the why of the season. The Silent Night or It Came Upon A Midnight Clear which slips over the radio waves is a loud wake up call to celebrate the one whose life was all about love. And to follow his mighty example.

Those who are familiar with the film about American soldiers and nurses during WWII  might wonder why on earth I picked South Pacific for my holiday themed Sunday Supper. The movie does not exactly exude a whole lot of merry. But South Pacific does embrace and expound upon the miracle of love. Woven into an exquisite tapestry with the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein is a story of how love vanquishes prejudice and bigotry…Subjects dear and near to this Ninja Baker. I’ve experienced the stings of being excluded based on false assumptions. But also the balms of connecting to those whose hearts are open and willing to look past external differences...with love.

A slice of Coconut Tres Leche Cake surrounded by blackberries.

So, I offer you a tropical South Pacific coconut tres leche cake. The luscious cake is soaked in sweetened condensed milk, half-and-half and coconut cream; then chilled in the refrigerator. As this was my first time creating a tres leche cake I was like a child on Christmas Eve…A bit anxious and excited…Would the cake be too soggy? Or would the cake absorb the tres leche – three milks? 

Tropical bliss with every bite of South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake.

Happy to say a harmonious balance of cake and milk greeted my lips. The whipped cream with coconut filling and topping took it over the top…Dressed up with raspberries or blackberries, I’d say a South Pacific coconut tres leche cake is a lovely addition to the holiday dessert table. The recipe is found here at the home of Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist Cathy Wiechert (of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter.

More holiday entertainment for your eyes and tummies: 

Party Appetizers & Snacks:

Oven-Roasted Applesauce Scented with Rosemary & Vanilla-Inspired by the song "Christmas in the Trenches"- Shockingly Delicious
Roasted Chestnuts Inspired by the movie "The Christmas Song" - Food Lust People Love
A Popcorn Trio Inspired by the song "Let it Snow" - Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos
Chai Tea Abominable Snow Buddies
Inspired by the movie "Rudolph" - Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Raisin Bran Muffins for a Crowd
Inspired by the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" - In The Kitchen With Audrey and Maurene
Icicle Candy and Reindeer Snacks Inspired by the movie "Snow" - Treats & Trinkets
A Christmas Carol Plum Pudding
Inspired by the movie "A Christmas Carol" - No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
Yukon Mashed Potato Cakes
Inspired by the movie "Rudolph" - Cookin' Mimi Christmas Pudding Inspired by the song "Over the River and Through the Woods" - A Kitchen Hoor
Pumpkin Pudding
Inspired by the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas" - Basic N Delicious
Elf-Inspired Christmas "Grams"
Inspired by the movie "Elf" - MarocMama Sugarplums Inspired by the movie "The Nutcracker" - Happy Baking Days
Chai Spiced Roasted Nuts
Inspired by the song "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" - Take A Bite Out of Boca

Festive Main Dishes:

Maple Syrup Spaghetti- Inspired by the movie "Elf"- Momma's Meals
Who Hash Inspired by the movie "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" -girlichef
Ginger Orange Glazed Cornish Hens Inspired by the song "The 12 Days of Christmas" -Sue's Nutrition Buzz
NY Hot Dog with Sabrett-style Onion Sauce Inspired by the movie "Die Hard" - Small Wallet, Big Appetite
Classic Caesar Salad Inspired by the movie "The Santa Clause" - The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Individuals Meatloaves & Horseradish Mashed Potatoes for Mommy's Little Piggies - Inspired by the movie "A Christmas Story" - The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
Christmas Waffles Inspired by the TV special "A Claymation Christmas Celebration" - Curious Cuisiniere
Filthy Animal Pizza
Inspired by the movie "Home Alone" - Foxes Love Lemons Chicken Orzo Soup Inspired by the song "12 Days of Christmas" - Family Foodie Brandied Candied Sweet Potatoes Inspired by the song "Christmas Is The Time To Say ‘I Love You’ " - Cindy's Recipes and Writings

Sweet Holiday Treats:

Gin and Tonic Cupcakes Inspired by Adam Sandler's " The Chanukah Song" - The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars Inspired by the movie "Love Actually" - Magnolia Days
Gingerbread Marshmallows Inspired by the song "Marshmallow World" - Jane's Adventures in Dinner
Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by the movie "The Gremlins" - Killer Bunnies, Inc
White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Inspired by the song "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" - Alida's Kitchen
Snowball Cookies - Inspired by the movie "White Christmas" -The Foodie Army Wife Penuche Fudge Inspired by the movie "Elf" - Pies and Plots
Hot Chocolate Cookies
Inspired by the movie "Santa Clause" - Mess Makes Food South Pacific Coconut Tres Leche Cake Inspired by the movie "South Pacific" -The Ninja Baker
Cookies & Cream Fudge
Inspired by the movie "Elf" - The Messy Baker

Cozy Drinks:

Toasted Coconut Hot Cocoa- Inspired by the song "Let It Snow"- Chocolate Moosey The Christmas Gram Inspired by the movie "Elf" - An Appealing Plan
Eggnog Hot Chocolate Inspired by the movie "National Lampoons Christmas Vacation" - Peanut Butter and Peppers
Vermont Hot Cocoa Inspired by the movie "White Christmas" - Kudos Kitchen By Renee
Spiked Hot Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Floats
Inspired by the song "Holly Jolly Christmas " -NeighborFood

This is Christmas; Wine Pairings for Holiday Themed#SundaySupper Recipes - ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

Sunday Supper Movement

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Wishing you blessings of love.

The Ninja Baker

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