WATCH: How to Make Rainbow Puto

Inject your puto with color and cheer with this rainbow-inspired version.


These colorful puto will bring cheer to any merienda spread. We used the speedy Cuisinart Steam Oven to make these rainbow-hued muffins.  


Rainbow Puto with Cheese
Takes 30 minutes
Makes 12 large pieces of puto
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups water
1/3 cup cheddar cheese, sliced
Liquid food coloring: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple
Oil, for greasing

1 Lightly grease muffin pans or individual puto molds with oil. Preheat the Cuisinart steam oven on the Steam function.

2 In a medium-sized mixing bowl, sift the flour, sugar and baking powder together and whisk until combined. Add the butter, evaporated milk, egg and water. Mix well.

3 Divide batter into 6 small bowls. Place 3-4 drops of different colors liquid food coloring into each bowl and mix until combined. You can adjust the amount of food coloring until you get your desired colors.

4 Place 1/2 tablespoon of each colored puto mixture into individual molds (or greased muffin pans) until half full.

5 Arrange the molds on a tray and place inside the prepared steam oven. Cook for 15 minutes. Add the cheese slices in the middle of each puto. And steam again for another 1 minute or just until the cheese has melted. Remove from steamer. Let stand for 5 minutes before unmolding.


More from
Puto is a steamed rice cake that is a mainstay in Filipino cuisine.


More from
It's filled with delicious, colorful layers!


This simple cake is decked with festive rainbow sprinkles!

Comments. Join the discussion below!

Here's Why A Hand Mixer Should Be A New Baker's First Tool

Fact: A hand mixer is just as useful as a stand mixer.

Singapore Rice Noodles Recipe

This is Singapore's version of the pancit bihon.

This 3-in-1 Kitchen Appliance Is The Only Small Appliance You Need

With this in your kitchen, you won't need to bring out another appliance again.

Asuhos Tempura (Fish Tempura) Recipe

Simple tempura batter coats these small, filleted fish for a satisfying dish.
Load More