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: 4.5 stars 5
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 54
A classic Filipino dessert made with fresh cassava root and coconut milk.

Ube-Macapuno Cake

Rating: 3.5 stars 49
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 30
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.

Karioka Sweet Rice Balls

Rating: 4 stars 6
A Filipino family-favorite! These go fast at family gatherings. Can be served on skewers to prevent sticky fingers!

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.
Philippine Butter Cookies
Rating: 4 stars 22

These are also called Puto Seco. This is a tasty, butter cookie that is complimented with a cup of tea. The cornstarch in the recipe makes them light and crunchy.