As a child, Edwin's mom told him, "If you want to eat, you should cook it yourself." And that's exactly what he's been doing ever since.
What Is Bibingka?
Bibingka is a type of cake that is traditionally made around Christmas time in the Philippines. In contrast to Western cakes, bibingka is both sweet and salty, which is a flavor combination that is popular in Filipino cuisine. The cake is sweet but also has a bit of saltiness due to the addition of cheese, or in some cases, a salted egg on top.
Bibingka can be made with rice flour, all-purpose flour, or a combination of both. In this recipe, we simply use all-purpose flour.
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For the cake:
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 cup coconut milk, available at Asian stores
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
For the topping:
- 3/4 cup cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup grated coconut, available at Asian stores
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Combine all of the cake ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Pour the mixture into a greased, round baking pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Sprinkle the grated cheese and coconut on top of the cake and serve.
- Use fresh milk or canned evaporated milk.
- Brush melted butter on top before serving.
- Top with sliced salted eggs (available at Asian stores).
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
Edwin Alcantara (author) from California on November 15, 2020:
Yes sp. I like easy recipes too.
Sp Greaney from Ireland on November 15, 2020:
I like recipes that have coconut in them. These looks great and it seems to be a pretty easy recipe to follow as well.
Edwin Alcantara (author) from California on November 14, 2020:
I wouldn't be surprised if one may have influenced the other. Now I'm curious to try out bingkai.
peachy from Home Sweet Home on November 14, 2020:
this cake is almost the same as malaysia's BINGKAI, made from coconut and tapioca flour
Klarenz V from Philippines on November 13, 2020:
Bibingkas are best! At my home province we use root crops like sweet yam. Makes me kinda wanna go home.
Edwin Alcantara (author) from California on November 13, 2020:
No problem Peggy. Glad to share.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 13, 2020:
This looks and sounds good. Thanks for sharing your recipe!