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Sticky rice cake with purple yam or ube, topped with custard.
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Ube Biko with Custard Topping

Ube Biko is a delectable fusion of two favorite Filipino treats- Ube Halaya and Classic Biko Kalamay. This luscious purple yam-flavored sticky rice cake topped with a generous layer of creamy custard is perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Bake Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Filipino delicacy, purple yam, rice cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 352kcal
Author: Bebs



  • 2 cups glutinous rice - washed and drained
  • ¾ can coconut milk
  • 1 cup water




  • Generously grease an 8x8-inch square pan or baking dish with oil.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, mix together the coconut milk and water. Add the glutinous rice. Bring to a simmer then turn heat to low and cover. Let it cook until all liquids are absorbed. The rice should only be almost cooked at this point.
    ¾ can coconut milk, 1 cup water, 2 cups glutinous rice - washed and drained
  • While waiting, make the ube halaya, by putting the ube, coconut milk, and evaporated milk on a large pan or pot and cook over medium heat until fork tender. Use immersion blender or potato masher or wooden fork to mash into a puree.
    1 can coconut milk, ¾ can evaporated milk, 2 cups ube
  • Add the condensed milk and cook while constantly stirring until thick and smooth.
    ¾ can condensed milk
  • Add the half-cooked rice to the pan of ube halaya. Gently fold until completely combined. Transfer the rice into the greased pan and spread out evenly.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the custard in a bowl then pour this over the rice and bake at 180C for 15-25 minutes or until custard is cooked and turns golden.
    ¼ can condensed milk, ¼ can evaporated milk, ¼ can coconut milk, 2 pieces egg yolks, 1 tablespoon flour



Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 492mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 161IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg