Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Steamed Cake: Puto Espesyal

Puto is a very popular dessert in the Philippines, commonly served during gatherings, festivals, parties, breakfast and snack ( merienda). It can be eaten with fresh grated coconut or butter. The recipe is so easy to prepare. This recipe is made of all purpose flour and I have another recipe made of rice flour, you can check it here: Puto ( Rice Muffins)


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk or fresh milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg(optional)


  1. Sift together all the dry ingredients.
  2. Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well as you go on. Pour in milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until evenly blended.
  4. Fill the puto molds 2/3 of the way up with the batter and top with shredded cheese.
  5. Steam for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Serve warm with grated coconut or butter.


  1. Yummy! Thanks for sharing this one! :))

  2. Puto is one of my recent cravings these days especially the puto bumbong. ^_^

  3. Nice! Now I don't have to buy them for Christmas. Thanks!

  4. This looks so yummy! I haven't tried making my own puto yet, so thank you for this recipe. Will definitely try it! ;)

  5. I love Puto, e ito mukhang lalong pinasarap! It looks like it's so easy to prepare, I'll try to make that for Christmas Eve. :)

  6. I really like puto woth cheese on top of it :))


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