Bibinka – Filipino Coconut Cake Recipe


Bibinka2 Today, I thought I bring you a recipe from the other side of my cultural heritage. Bibinka is a popular Filipino recipe. My auntie Cecil is famous for her Bibinka and it is one of the staple dishes she will offer guests at her house.

There are a lot of different variations of Bibinka. This is my first attempt of making it and I was delighted how easy it is and how well it worked out. I brought these along to a Filipino friend who invited us for dinner as a dessert and, after eating far too much for main courses, still found room for the dessert as it was so nice!

Bibinka - Filipino Coconut Cake Recipe
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Cuisine: Filippino
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 200 g (1cup) brown sugar
  • 400 g ( 2 cups) glutinous rice flour
  • 3 table spoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 table spoon baking powder
  • One 400ml (13½ oz) can coconut milk
  • 3 table spoons desecrated coconut flakes
  1. In a bowl mix the eggs, brown sugar, rice flour, butter and coconut until you achieve an even thick paste.
  2. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees (325 Fahrenheit).
  3. Lightly grease a pan with butter and pour in the mixture.
  4. Bake for about an hour.
  5. To test if the cake is done prick a fork or a toothpick into the middle and it should come out clean.
  6. Before serving sprinkle with coconut flakes


Source: The Filipino cookbook by Miki Garcia

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