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Ube-Macapuno Cake

Rated as 3.69 out of 5 Stars

"This is a great Filipino purple yam cake."
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Ingredients

1 h servings 714 cals
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 - 3 layer 9 inch cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line bottoms of 3 - 9 inch pans with parchment paper, but do not grease. Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Place grated ube in a large bowl. Mix together 3/4 cup milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla; gradually blend into ube until smooth. Blend in corn syrup, egg yolks, and oil. Beat in flour mixture until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a large glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar, then red and blue food coloring, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the center of cake bounces back when lightly tapped. Invert pans on a wire rack and let cool upside down. When cool, run a knife around the edges to loosen cake from pans. Fill between layers with coconut preserves, then frost top and sides with butter icing.
  5. To make Butter Icing: Combine evaporated milk and 3/4 cup sugar. set aside. Cream butter until light and fluffy; gradually add sugar mixture, and continue beating to desired spreading consistency. Add food color, one drop at a time until desired tint is achieved.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 714 calories; 43.7 g fat; 74.9 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 167 mg cholesterol; 469 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Note: Ube (pronounced "OOH-bee") is also available in a jar, precooked and mashed. It can also be found in a packet in the frozen section. Many Asian stores sell either form of ube. Sometimes it...

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NOTE: Use condensed milk instead of the evaporated and the icing will turn out. If you don't beat the batter too long the cake is not dry and doesn't crack. This was a work of love to make as is...

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Note: Ube (pronounced "OOH-bee") is also available in a jar, precooked and mashed. It can also be found in a packet in the frozen section. Many Asian stores sell either form of ube. Sometimes it...

I love purple yams and was looking for a purple yam cake recipe after I tried it at a birthday party, and wow! I love this recipe! I made them into cupcakes and baked them for 13 minutes. So del...

NOTE: Use condensed milk instead of the evaporated and the icing will turn out. If you don't beat the batter too long the cake is not dry and doesn't crack. This was a work of love to make as is...

I used ube powder instead of grated ube and added 1/4 cup more milk to the mixture because of it. The cake turned out great and it tasted good too. I didn't use the frosting included with this r...

I made this cake for christmas eve dinner. I didn't make it a three layer cake. I used a spring form pan and just cooked it for 55min. the butter frosting for some reason just didn't work for me...

I tried the recipe and followed it word for word. The cake was dry and it was too much work.

I have to say one thing. Ube is one of those foreign dishes that is difficult to appreciate. You either have to be very open minded or have a native filipino tongue (assuming all native filipino...

the cake was dry, i do a lot of baking, the recipe is just like a chiffon cake minus the corn syrup and ube. i'm sorry just was disappointed, esp. on the icing. i should have followed my instinc...

This recipe was good, but still not the ube cake recipe I was looking for. I actually cut this recipe in half and did them in cupcake form, and reduced the baking time to 15 minutes. I took the ...