Ube Halaya Is the Secret Ingredient to These Gorgeously Purple Muffins and Cheesecakes

These ube desserts are big on flavor.

Ube, known for its strikingly bright purple color, is also known for its delicious flavor. It’s a Filipino ingredient that can be used on anything from muffins, to pancakes, to champorado. Keep a bottle of ube halaya in your pantry (it is sold in the supermarket)—and you’ll have one of the most versatile ingredients that can be used in your favorite desserts.

 

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1 Ube Muffins

All you need to make these delicious purple muffins? Ube halaya! 

This purple Pinoy favorite makes these muffins extra special.

 


2 Ube Champorado

Swap out the classic chocolate for sweet, earthy ube.

We bet you never had champorado like this before!

 


3 No-Bake Ube Cheesecake

Give your usual cheesecake some local flavor and a delightfully nutty crust.

Give your usual cheesecake some local flavor and a delightfully nutty crust.

 


4 Ube Pancakes

Make breakfast colorful!

Make breakfast colorful!

 

5 Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream Frosting

Bright, moist, and delicious ube cupcakes? Yes, please!

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Bright, moist, and delicious ube cupcakes? Yes, please!

 

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