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Gluten Free Purple Yam Cake with Toasted Coconut
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Halayang Ube – Gluten Free Filipino Purple Yam Cake

Helayang Ube is a gluten free Filipino cake made from purple yam.
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 12
Calories: 255.88kcal


  • 2 1/4 cups ube purple yam, boiled until tender, peeled & mashed (or frozen grated ube)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup dessicated coconut toasted (or latik)


  • In a saucepan, melt the butter on medium heat. 
  • Add the evaporated milk and the condensed milk and stir well to combine.
  • Reduce heat to low and add the grated ube. 
  • Cook for about 40 minutes on medium low flame until very thick, stirring frequently to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • Transfer to a buttered dish.  Using a buttered rubber spatula, spread the ube mixture in an even layer.
  • Chill for a few hours.
  • Flip to remove from dish.
  • Serve, garnished with latik or toasted dessicated coconut.


Pudding must be chilled in the refrigerator for a few hours and preferably overnight.
...adapted from here


Calories: 255.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.16g | Protein: 5.16g | Fat: 13.75g | Saturated Fat: 8.89g | Sodium: 76.24mg | Fiber: 1.43g | Sugar: 21.18g
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