Puto (Philippine Steamed Cakes) Recipe


  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • cheddar cheese (sliced thinly in small strips about 1 cm wide and 2 cm long/ according to your preference)
  • 1 tablespoon flavoring (pandan/ strawberry)
  • 1 drop food coloring of choice (green/red)

Puto (Philippine Steamed Cakes) Recipe


  1. Sift dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and sugar) and combine in one large bowl.
  2. Combine wet ingredients (milk, coconut milk, butter, eggs) in another smaller bowl. Mix.
  3. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Add the flavoring and food coloring. Mix well.
  4. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoon of the batter into the muffin pan/cupcake molds, until just about full.
  5. Steam for about 7 minutes. Make sure to place a cheesecloth in between the puto cups/muffin pan and the lid of the steamer. This will help prevent water dripping onto your putos, which will not allow it to rise properly.
  6. Place a strip of cheese on top of each puto, and continue steaming them for another 3 minutes. If you’re using processed quickmelting cheese, steam for just a minute.
  7. Take the putos out of the steamer and let cool.
  8. and FINISHED! So easy. This is one of my daughter’s favorite recipes. She likes making putos and giving them away as gifts.

Source: Babble

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