Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ube Cake

Another cake created by Olga and her Nanay, UBE cake! This unique kakanin/sweets was really good. Olga and Nanay make pretty good Filipino desserts/delicacies. So every gathering that we have, especially birthdays, we just request them to make a unique cake. This time around, they made a cake out of Ube/Purple Yam. We call it Halayang Ube or Purple Yam Jam. Below is the recipe I got from filipinofoodrecipes.com:

1 kilo ube yam root

1 can (14 ounces) evaporated milk

2 cans (12 ounces) condensed milk

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)


On a pot, boil the unpeeled ube yam in water and simmer for 30 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Peel and finely grate the ube yam.

Heat a big wok in medium heat.

Melt butter or margarine, add the condensed milk and vanilla flavoring. Mix well.

Add the 1 kilo grated ube yam,

Adjust the heat to low

Keep on mixing the ingredients for about 30 minutes or until sticky and a bit dry (but still moist).

Add the evaporated milk and continue to mix for another 15 minutes.

Let cool and place on a large platter.

Refrigerate before serving the halayang ube.

Tips: You may spread additional butter or margarine on top of the jam before serving.

For the sweet toothed, sprinkle a little sugar on top of the jam after placing on the large platter.

Instead of manually grating the ube, you may cut it in cubes and use a blender to powderize the ube.

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