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ube puto (purple yam steamed rice cake) topped with cheese
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Filipino Ube Puto

A simple, delicious and fluffy steamed rice cake made with rice flour, coconut milk and ube halaya. It's a perfect dessert or snack for any season!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 40 pieces
Calories: 84kcal


  • ¾ cups rice flour
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups coconut milk
  • 1 ¼ cups evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 oz ube halaya
  • 2 teaspoon ube extract
  • 4 oz cheese cut into strips


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together rice flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt, set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add coconut milk, evaporated milk, melted butter, ube halaya, ube extract and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until no lumps remain.
  • Pour the batter into the mold until halfway full.
  • Steam the batter for 3 minutes, then place the cheese on top of the batter
  • Continue cooking for another 7 minutes, then remove it from the steamer and allow it to cool before removing it from the mold
  • Repeat the process with the rest of the batter and place it in a cooling rack to cool it completely.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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