Filipino Dessert Recipes

Allrecipes has more than 30 Filipino dessert recipes including maja blanca, barquillos, and mamon.

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Ube Panna Cotta

Rating: 5 stars 7
Ube is purple yam, a popular sweet treat in the Philippines that's made into jam, cookies, and more. Here I've taken ube and made a delicate panna cotta that not only tastes divine, but is shockingly gorgeous thanks to its natural purple hue!

Plantain Egg Rolls (Turon)

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This is a Filipino dessert that has been my favorite since I was a child. Crispy, sugary shells with soft and warm plantains inside. They are a breeze to make when you have everything set up in advance. They can be frozen in bulk and fried without any defrosting.

Maja Blanca

Rating: 5 stars 1
Maja blanca is a Filipino favorite kakanin (dessert or snack.) This dish is sweet, delicate, soft, and creamy. Good for dessert.

Chewy Coconut Bibingka (Filipino Rice Cake)

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.


Rating: 3.5 stars 5
Sweetened mung beans are deliciously wrapped in glutinous rice flour and deep fried to make this yummy Pinoy snack.

Cassava Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 51
This is a Pinoy dessert best served cold. It is easy to make if you are looking for a Filipino dessert.

Ube-Macapuno Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 47
This is a great Filipino purple yam cake.
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Leche Flan

Rating: 5 stars 1
My mom would always make this Filipino leche flan for dessert for me and I always loved it.


Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This is a hearty sweet rice (malagkit) with chocolate dish great for snacks.

Mamon (Sponge Cakes)

Rating: 5 stars 29
These sweet and soft mini cakes are usually baked in small molds and served during snack time. Use muffin tins if you don't have the molds.


Rating: 4.5 stars 24
Filipino coconut dessert.

Purple Yam Jam

Rating: 5 stars 9
This is a Filipino recipe. It's called halayang ube in the Philippines. It's a sweet treat made from purple yam which is commonly found in the country. You can eat this with bread or by itself.

Inspiration and Ideas

Maja Blanca (Coconut Pudding)
Rating: Unrated 25
This is a popular dessert among Filipinos. It can be served with different presentations. Ordinarily, when served in the Philippines, it will contain small kernels of sweet corn inside and topped with flakes of roasted coconut meat. Often it will also have shredded Cheddar cheese on top.
Mocha Chiffon Cake
Rating: 3.5 stars 4

This light and airy cake has the delicious taste of coffee and is great for dessert or an afternoon snack.