Ube Cake

So the birthday post continues…

(Please check the previous post so you could relate with the rest of the story.) 😀

In the Philippines, we have Burger Steak meal from Jollibee and it is served with rice, mashed potato with toasted garlic and sunny side up eggs. When I posted this on my Instagram account, I, again, drooled over them. (Shhhhh – My followers should be the ones drooling over them!!) I decided to give myself some little stuff (again!) and bought these potato masher, gravy boat and egg ring just for this birthday dinner of mine.

image(It’s my birthday, anyway!) The amazing thing is, the egg ring could also be used to get a perfect shape for pancakes… and I’ll have to try that after some time. (Can’t it be on my birthday as well?)

Burger Steak for my birthday? Check.

thenotsocreativecook-BurgerSteakBD3For the cake, I was saying that something has changed my mind – from Mocha Cake to the purple one.

thenotsocreativecook-UbeCake3My brother was kind enough to bring me two bottles of Ube Jam, so I thought of making something else out of it aside from eating it or using it on bread. That’s why Mocha Cake was set aside. I so love my version of Mocha Cake, but I also love Ube Cake… and for a change. 😉

(What is Ube? Dioscorea alata, known as purple yam and many other names, is a species of yam, a tuberous root vegetable, that is bright lavender in color. – Wiki)

Not bad for a change, eh? But I got my migraine worst after I took a bite – well, because heavy cream + cream cheese is a pain in the head. 😀

I also got a card – you remember the card from Jodi? Well, she was so kind and very sweet to send it to me last month. ❤ (Thanks again, Jodi!)


So let us proceed…thenotsocreativecook-UbeCake

Today, I share you the happiness and the love.

And as promised, here is the recipe of the Ube Cake:

Ube Cake


For the Cake:

  • 2¼ cups cake flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 egg yolks
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup ube jam
  • 7 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar

For Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 9-inch round baking pans and one loaf pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients for the cake (flour, baking powder, 3/4 cup sugar and salt). Mix well.
  3. In another bowl or jug, mix egg yolks, oil, milk and ube jam. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix using a rubber spatula or a handheld mixer, making sure not to over beat and to scrape down the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  4. In another bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar. Beat until frothy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks. Gently fold this mixture to the earlier mixture in three portions until no white streaks remain.
  5. Divide the cake batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven and leave in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before filling and frosting.

For the Frosting:

Make sure your beaters, bowl and heavy cream are very cold.

  1. In a bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  2. In another large bowl, add in heavy cream, sugar and vanilla. Beat on high until stiff peaks (about 10 minutes).
  3. Carefully fold cream cheese into the whipped cream and beat for high speed until well combined (about 5 seconds).

To assemble:

  1. Remove the cake from the loaf pan and crumble the cake using your clean hands or food processor. Set aside.
  2. In your work board, place one round cake. Divide the frosting into 3 portions and spread the first portion on top of the cake.
  3. Place the second round cake on top of the frosted cake. Spread the second portion on top and sides of the cake.
  4. Carefully stick the crumbs of cake on top and sides of the frosted cake.
  5. Using the remaining third portion of the whipped cream, pipe it on top and/or on sides (bottom) of the cake.

Recipe from Pinay in Texas Cooking Corner.

I hope you enjoy my birthday treat. Enjoy the party.

Thank you to the ever kind, Angie, and to our co-hosts.

Happy FF#39!

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PS: Dear Sue, I know you asked for the burger steak recipe. I will be posting an updated one soon. 😉 Thanks for asking. ❤


27 thoughts on “Ube Cake

  1. Jhuls! I somehow missed this, so I am so glad you reminded me about it in your recent comment. What a sweetheart you are. Always finding the small little treasures in life and recognizing small acts of kindness. You are so very special. xo

  2. I love ube cake, I’ve only had it once, my sister-in-law is Pilipino and one of her friends made it for a get together and I thought it was fabulous, thanks for sharing the recipe, looks great and can’t wait to try it:)

  3. WoW! What a lovely cake Jhuls! The purple color just bowled me over! I have go to try this – I have never used Ube before but sure going to try it now! ANd wishing you a happy birthday and a fabullous year ahead, Jhuls! And sorry to hear about your migraines!

  4. You’re just a doll and I wish I could meet you in person and wish you a totally happy belated birthday. And I feel mad about your migraines! Go away! This cake is so pretty and thank you so much for bringing it to the party! Now go have a wonderful weekend !!!! xo sue

    1. I wish I could meet you, too, Sue! ❤
      Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes. I am glad you loved this post. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend. 🙂

  5. I can’t get over the gorgeous purple colour on that cake Jhuls! It’s very hard to find ube in Vancouver where I’m from so whenever I see someone using it in recipes I get oh so jealous!

    1. Thank you so much. I think you can find Ube Halaya (Sweet Purple Yam) in the Asian section at your local grocery stores, an that’s a good substitute as well. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Happy FF to you.

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