Yema, pastillas, ube, macapuno, buko pandan—these are just a few of our favorite Filipino flavors. What’s great about these is that they can be turned into delicious desserts. Here are a few Filipino cake recipes you need to try:
1 Basic Yema Cake Recipe
Who doesn’t love yema? The comforting sweet and creamy taste of milk, intensified, thickened—it’s a flavor most people have fallen in love with. Wrapping a cake in all that yema goodness—now that’s what sweet dreams are made of.
The deep, earthy, and bittersweet flavor of chocolate does a good job with balancing the rich sweetness of yema. Plus, you can make it without an oven! You have to give this steamed chocolate yema cake a shot.
This leche flan cake is infused with the warm nutty flavors of coffee!
7 Ube Leche Flan Cake Recipes
Combine your two faves – ube and leche flan – in one recipe! Ube’s earthy flavor is a good contrast to the creamy custard flan. If you cook the cake recipe, all you’ll need is one pan. For the cupcakes, the leche flan tops are better than icing!
What’s your favorite Filipino flavor? Whichever it is, perhaps it’s time to further your enjoyment by using it to make any of these cakes. More people can share in your joy as your friends and loved ones get to have their own slice of your personal fave.