Rainbow Puto with Cheese Recipe

Here's a puto recipe that you can whip up with the kids!

Here’s a puto recipe that you can whip up with the kids! This rainbow puto is both easy to make and delicious. It’s the classic steamed kakanin, but with lots of bright colors. Don’t forget the cheese! 


Rainbow Puto with Cheese Recipe

Sabrina Go
Here's a puto recipe that you can whip up with the kids!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 1 dozen large puto


Rainbow Puto with Cheese Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 Cup Butter melted
  • 1/2 Cup evaporated milk
  • 1 Egg at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup cheddar cheese sliced
  • Liquid Food Coloring red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple


  • Lightly grease muffin pans or individual puto molds with oil. Prepare and set up your steamer.
  • 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.
  • 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 to place until you get your desired colors.
  • Place 1/2 tablespoon of each colored puto mixture into individual molds (or greased muffin pans) until just about full. Add the cheese slices in the middle.
  • Prepare your steamer and arrange the molds inside. Place the cover on and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from steamer. Let stand for 5 minutes and unmold.
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