Chewy Coconut Bibingka (Filipino Rice Cake)


A very coconutty and chewy rice flour dessert. Traditionally, this is baked in banana leaves, but my family prefers the crispy edges, which is why I use a sheet pan. I have been testing out several types of chewy desserts using rice flour, and this seems to be the favorite.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
24 servings


  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 stick butter, melted

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 (12 ounce) jars macapuno strings in heavy syrup

  • 2 ½ cups sweet rice flour (mochiko)

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 12x17-inch rimmed baking sheet.

  2. Beat condensed milk, coconut milk, and melted butter together in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add eggs, 1 at a time, and beat until combined. Add macapuno, 1 jar at a time, and beat until combined. Gradually beat in mochiko flour. Beat in brown sugar; beat in vanilla extract. Pour batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until top is golden brown and sides are slightly dark brown, 45 to 50 minutes.

  4. Allow to cool, about 20 minutes, before loosening the sides and cutting into squares.

Cook's Note:

For an optional topping, mix together 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk and egg yolk. Spread topping on 20 minutes prior to being done.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

304 Calories
10g Fat
50g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 304
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 70mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 65mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 126mg 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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