Purple Yam and Coconut Mochi (Ube Bibingka)
Purple yams bring brilliant color to these sweet and chewy coconut mochi cakes. For an extra flourish, you can top them with diced fresh mango. Candied pineapple or dried papaya are also good toppers.
Macapuno are sold in 24- to 32-ounce jars, near other preserved fruits at Asian markets. In a pinch, you could use sweetened shredded coconut instead.
Ube yam spread, a sweet paste made from purple yams and sweetened condensed milk, is common at Asian markets. Feel like making your own? Try this recipe
Substitute brown sugar for muscovado sugar if desired.