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Royal Bibingka are baked sticky rice cakes topped with butter and cheese.
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Royal Bibingka Recipe

Royal Bibingka, a native delicacy from Ilocos, is a baked sticky rice cake that is chewy, mildly sweet, and utterly delicious. It is topped with a buttery and cheesy crust, giving it a rich and savory taste. This recipe is made special by adding macapuno strings for more texture and flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Filipino delicacy, glutinous rice flour
Servings: 30 pieces
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Bebs


  • 4 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup sugar if with sweetened macapuno or 1 ½ cups if not using macapuno
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 5 tablespoon margarine or butter melted
  • 3 tablespoon margarine or butter melted
  • 1 cup sweetened macapuno or coconut strings optional
  • 1-2 cups grated cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 300F/160°C. Grease cupcake or muffin molds tin molds or baking dish with oil, butter or margarine. Set aside.
  • Mix the glutinous rice flour and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a whisk.
    4 cups glutinous rice flour, 1 cup sugar
  • Add the evaporated milk and coconut cream and whisk until well blended.
    1 can evaporated milk, 1 can coconut cream
  • Add the eggs and 5 Tablespoon of margarine mix again. Then lastly, fold in the macapuno strings.
    6 medium eggs, 5 tablespoon margarine or butter, 1 cup sweetened macapuno or coconut strings
  • Pour batter into the molds(about ¼ cup) and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cakes from the oven then turn the heat up to 350F/180℃.
  • Brush the top of each piece with remaining melted margarine or butter then top with grated cheese. Bake again for another 5-10 minutes or until cheese has melted and turned a golden brown.
    3 tablespoon margarine or butter, 1-2 cups grated cheese
  • Remove the molds from the oven and let it cool down. Once cool enough to handle, remove the cakes from the mold. Use a soft spatula to pry them away if too sticky. Place each piece in a cupcake or muffin liner.


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg