This puto recipe is a fun and easy way to cook this Filipino cake. Wonderful food!

close up view of a pile of Puto, Filipino cakes on top of parchment paper
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 2 ¼ cups Edam cheese, shredded


  1. Grease small cake molds or ramekins that will fit in a steamer basket.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together in a bowl. In a separate large bowl, scramble eggs with evaporated milk and water. Fold dry mixture into eggs until evenly blended. Fill the prepared molds 2/3 of the way up with batter and top with shredded cheese.

  3. Fill a wok or a saucepan that will hold a steamer basket with a few inches of water. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat. Place the molds into a steamer basket, place over boiling water, and cover.

  4. Steam until a toothpick inserted in the center of one of the putos comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and serve warm or at room temperature.


If you do not have access to a steamer: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. Pour your batter into the greased muffin tins and place the tins into a large high-sided pan; place them onto the rack of the preheated oven. Carefully pour boiling water into the large pan so that it reaches halfway up the sides of the muffin tin. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

290 Calories
8g Fat
46g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 290
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 217mg 17%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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