Ube Leche Puto Recipe

Ube puto + leche flan = new obsession!
Ube Leche Puto Recipe

This steamed rice cake dessert is a combination of ube puto and leche flan. Also known as a leche puto, this addictive kakanin is a vibrant and appetizing twist on your usual dessert. If you love either of these two classic Filipino desserts, you’ll love that you get a taste of both in one bite in this ube leche puto recipe

These are deliciously sweet. However, those who prefer their puto less sweet than their leche flan can lessen the amount of sugar in the puto recipe to as little as 1/4 cup instead of the normal 1/2 cup.  

Ube Leche Puto Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Ube puto + leche flan = new obsession!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 30


Ube Leche Puto Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup ube halaya
  • 1/2 teaspoon ube flavoring or as desired, optional
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 medium Egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 5 medium egg yolks
  • 1/2 Cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 Cup condensed milk


  • Prepare a steamer with water. Bring to a boil then lower heat to Low. Lightly butter a 12-cup mini muffin tray or 30 mini puto cups. Set aside.
  • Make the puto batter: In a medium bowl using a whisk, combine ube halaya, ube flavoring and food coloring (if using), sugar, evaporated milk, water, egg, butter, and salt until the ube halaya is well blended. Add and whisk in rice flour and baking powder until smooth. Set aside.
  • Make leche flan batter in a separate bowl. Stir together egg yolks, condensed milk, and evaporated milk. Strain the leche flan batter through a sieve into another bowl. Using a tablespoon, fill each prepared muffin tray about halfway up to make room for the puto batter.
  • Place in the prepared steamer, cover, and set a timer for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, fill the muffin cups almost full with the ube puto batter. Cover and steam for another 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the steamer when the puto are set. Cool slightly for about 10 minutes before loosening and removing from the molds. Cool completely on a cooling rack before serving. READ THESE: MORE PUTO AND LECHE FLAN RECIPES Goldilocks-Style Butter Puto Recipe Leche Flan Puto Recipe
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