The Easy Way to Make Bibingka

Craving for bibingka? Whip it up at home with our quick and easy take on this Filipino favorite.

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Bibingka is a rice cake made with rice flour, coconut milk, and water and is traditionally eaten during the holidays. Craving for bibingka? Whip it up at home with our quick and easy take on this Filipino favorite.


1 cup rice flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup coconut cream, room temperature
2 teaspoons butter, melted
75 grams cheese, grated
2 salted eggs, sliced

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1 Preheat oven to 350°F.

 


2 Line 3 5-inch round baking pans with wax paper or banana leaves.

 


3 In a bowl, combine rice flour, all-purpose flour, and baking powder.

 

 
4 In another bowl, combine water, eggs, sugar, coconut cream, and butter. Mix well.

 

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5 Slowly pour dry ingredients over wet ingredients, mixing with a rubber spatula until thoroughly combined. Make sure there are no lumps. If lumps do form, strain mixture using a sieve.

 


 
6 Fill prepared pans until three-fourths full. Top with grated cheese and salted egg.

 

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7 Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the pan comes out clean. Makes 3.

 

Tip:
If you opt to use banana leaves to line the baking pan, pass the leaves over an open flame first. This softens the leaves and prevents them from getting torn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The feature originally appeared in the September 2012 issue of Yummy magazine

 

Photography by Patrick Martires. Recipe & Styling by Erika Tangtatco. Demonstration by Rachelle Santos.

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