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by Meryl Medel

Ube is such a big part of Filipino cuisine, especially desserts, that you could probably see a purple dessert on nearly every Pinoy restaurant’s menu. And the ube trend has taken over the rest of the world to the point that halo-halo has been served in Coachella and so many new ube-centered recipes have popped up in international kitchens. Check out these unique ube desserts we’re sure you’d want to try. You’d really wish you thought of these sooner.


Ube Pistachio Sans Rival


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In Taza Platito’s ubefied cake, the nutty and creamy goodness of a sansrival is made all the more better with the rich and thick ube halaya frosting. The cake’s perfect for your IG feed, too.

Location: Quezon City
Instagram: @tazaplatitodesserts


Ube Tres Leches Leche Flan Cake


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This bakery brings the tres leches game to the next level. Not only did they put the Pinoy favorite ube into the tres leches mix, they also placed a layer of creamy leche flan in between. Talk about mouthwatering.

Location: Makati City
Instagram: @thesweetlifebyange


Halo-Halo Cake


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Did you think the previous cake was already so Pinoy? It is since it mixes classics, but this one takes, well, the cake. Halo-halo is that quintessential Pinoy dessert that a lot of foreigners try remaking, and who would’ve thought you could turn it into a cake?

Price starts at PHP 850
Location: UP Village, Quezon City
Instagram: @thepanbakeshoppe


Ube Creme Brulee Cake


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We think you’d absolutely love that charred sugar smell and that right amount of sweetness in this ube-r Pinoy take on this classic European dessert.

Price starts at PHP 850
Location: Quezon City
Instagram: @crvebycara


Basque Burnt Ube Halaya Cheesecake


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The new food trends won’t escape the OG Pinoy food trend. You should taste for yourself how the creaminess of a cheesecake and the sweetness of ube halaya perfectly marry in this cake from Made and Baked.

Price starts at PHP 560
Location: Cainta, Rizal
Instagram: @madeandbakedph


Fudgey Ube Macaroons

This bite-size ube goodness is perfect if you’re trying to watch your sugar intake. You can satisfy your craving for sweets while also enjoying a good old macaroon with a twist. But if you’re on a cheat day, they also have Frozen Ube Brazo Cake on their menu, so make sure to try them!

Location: Greenhills (store), Mandaluyong (deliveries during community quarantine)
Instagram: @bellefleurbybeatrix


Ubeh God

If you’re a fan of ube cheese pandesal or ube ensaymada, then you should try this cookie. It’s got that classic ube flavor you love with a sprinkle of cheese and a little bit of white chocolate for an extra sweetness.

Price starts at PHP 180
Location: Mandaluyong
Instagram: @justdough.eatph


Ube Macapuno Mousse


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Everybody knows ube and macapuno go well together. But this new and creamier twist takes the heavenly combination higher. And it’s served so aesthetically, too. (Their ube champorado is also a must-try!)

Location: San Juan; SM North EDSA
Instagram: @flossomkitchencafe


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This article was republished with permission from 8List.ph. Minor edits have been made for Bitesized.ph.

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