Ube Yema Cake Tubs

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Dry ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup purple yam

Wet ingredients:

  • 4 pcs egg yolk
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp liquid ube flavor
  • 1 tsp liquid purple food color


  • 4 pcs egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar

For yema frosting

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 big can alaska condensed milk
  • 1big can evap milk
  • 1 tsp ube flavoring
  • 1 tsp ube liquid food color


  • 1-2 cups grated cheese


  1. In a large bowl, sift all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  2. Next step is to combine the wet and dry ingredients together. Mix well until thoroughly incorporated. Set aside.

For the meringue:

  1. In another bowl, pour egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff peak forms. (Hint: it doesn’t fall when you invert your bowl) slowly add the sugar once the meringue is stiff as you beat it.
  2. Gently fold the meringue into the cake batter in three portions. Use the cut and fold method to mix the batter. Do not mix but just fold to retain the air bubbles of the meringue. It should not turn watery.
  3. Prepare your steamer and start heating the water to boil.
  4. Once your steamer is ready. Pour your cake mixture into your molder pan or lanera and steam for 25-40 mins. Cover it with foil to avoid water drippings from the steam.
  5. You can do the toothpick test, by inserting it in the mid part of the cake. If it comes out clean. Then you can remove it from steamer and it let cool.
  6. Once cooled, remove from molder by running a knife on the edge and flip it upside down using a plate.


  • Do not open the lid of the steamer, if it has not reach the required steaming time.
  • The steam heat should be stable for your cake to be fluffy for atleast 30 mins. The steam heat will reset to normal once you remove the lid of the steamer. It will make your cake hard and soggy as a result.

For the Ube Yema Frosting:

  1. Using double broiler, combine all milk, egg yolks, ube coloring and ube flavor over a low heat and stir for about 5-10 mins until it slightly thickens. It gets thicker as it cools down.
  2. Set aside to cool.
  3. Pour your ube yema frosting on top to cover the cake. And sprinkle grated cheese evenly on top.

Serve and enjoy!

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