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delicious ube biko in a tart pan
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Ube Biko

This quick and easy sweet sticky rice cake recipe is a delicious combination of traditional Filipino biko and ube halaya with latik toppings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Calories: 4010kcal


  • 2 ¼ cups glutinous rice
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 13 oz coconut cream
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup ube halaya
  • 1 tablespoon ube extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, add the glutinous rice and rinse twice to remove any dirt or small pebbles
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add the glutinous rice with water and cook/steam until tender and fluffy.
  • In another saucepan, combine coconut cream, brown sugar,  ube halaya, ube extract, salt, mix, then cook until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Add in the cooked glutinous rice over the ube-cream mixture.
  • Using a spoon, fluff the rice until thoroughly combined with the sauce.
  • Allow it to simmer on very low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer and pressed to a 9-inch tart pan
  • Set aside and allow it to cool completely.
  • You may top it with a latik before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 4010kcal | Carbohydrates: 688g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 130g | Saturated Fat: 114g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 1957mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 320g | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 377mg | Iron: 17mg
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