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Sweeten Up Your Day With This Baked Ube Treat!

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UBE PIANONO

Local flavors shine with these baked treats

Ube Pianono

Cake:

1 cup MAYA All-Purpose Flour

1 1/2 tsps Baking powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Sugar

1/2 tsp Vanilla extract

1/4 cup + 2 Tbsps Milk

1/2 cup Boiled, mashed, and strained ube or ube jam

4 Egg yolks, slightly beaten

1/4 cup Corn oil

1/2 cup Egg whites

1/2 teaspoon Cream of tartar

1/4 cup Sugar

1/2 tsp Violet food color (optional)

 

Ube Frosting:

1/3 cup Butter

1/2 cup Confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup Milk

1/4 tsp Violet food color (optional)

1/3-1/2 cup Prepared homemade jam or store bought ube jam

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease and line with wax paper a jelly roll pan. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar into a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix together vanilla extract, milk, and ube until smooth. Add egg yolks and corn oil. Stir until well-blended. Add this mixture to the sifted ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  3. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form, then gradually beat continuously until stiff but not dry.
  4. Fold in the ube mixture. Add violet food color if desired. Pour into prepared pan. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
  5. Using a spatula, loosen the sides of the cake. Invert cake on sugar dusted brown paper and roll tightly while hot. Set aside and cool completely. 
  6. To make the ube frosting, cream the butter until soft and fluffy. Add sugar alternately with milk and beat continuously until smooth. Tint mixture with violet food color and beat in some ube filling for a more flavorful frosting. 
  7. To assemble, unroll cooled cake. Spread ube frosting onto the cake and roll again.

 

TIP: This can be made into a layered cake. Use 9-inch pans instead of a jelly roll pan.

 

Photo and recipe by The Maya Kitchen

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