25 Delicious Filipino Desserts

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You will be amazed at how easy it is to create sweet delicacies from scratch with these Filipino desserts!

If you’re looking for a way to give your family some much-needed sweets, you’ve come to the right place.

This list has everything from cakes, cupcakes, and even spring rolls.

You’ll find fantastic recipes for all kinds of flavors, including mango float, which is basically a mango cheesecake.

The thing that will keep you coming back is that they’re easy to make.

 These Filipino desserts aren’t complicated or time-consuming.

I guarantee you’ll have fun with these recipes.

Let’s get to it!

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1. Mango Float Recipe

If you’ve never had a mango float before, trust me, you need to try this.

I know what you’re thinking: “A mango float is just sweet and juicy mangoes floating in a vanilla ice cream soda? That sounds weird.”

Don’t worry, though; it works! The richness of the vanilla ice cream offsets the sweet and tart fruit perfectly.

Grab your favorite Tiki glass and watch as the chocolatey goodness of this drink transforms into a tropical paradise!

2. Ube Cupcakes Recipe

I’m not sure what I love more about these cupcakes.

 They are cute, they’re fun to eat, and they look amazing!

But it’s the tiny white swirls of Ube that make them so special.

They have a subtle hint of sweetness from the powdered sugar that pairs wonderfully with the tender crumb.

The only thing I don’t like is that you can only get enough for one serving at a time.

Luckily, this recipe uses pre-made cake batter and makes them quick and easy to bake up.

The cake batter is sweetened with condensed milk and then coated with a light dusting of powdered sugar.

If you want to add some extra flavor, try mixing in some chopped nuts or chopped dried fruits before baking.

3. Peach Mango Pies

Take your kids to the beach without having to pack a bag.

 These peach and mango pies are made for the summer!

The crust is buttery, flaky, and just wonderful.

 The filling combines sweet peaches with soft mango.

You’ll also need a squeeze of lemon juice for bright zing!

4. White Chocolate Ube Cookies

These cookies are soft and chewy, with a lovely blend of sweet and tart.

You’ll add white chocolate chips to the dough for extra sweetness, though you could leave those out if you prefer.

The vanilla buttercream on top is heavenly, and the ultra-crispy ube sugar cookie bottoms are simply delightful.

They have such a unique texture that will delight all your guests.

5. Ube Cake Roll

This ube sponge cake is a fun twist on your typical brown sugar bread loaf.

It’s made with an extra dense, moist cake that you’ll love the way it tastes.

The recipe calls for a light lemon glaze, but I like to add more bitter ube powder for a richer flavor.

You can serve this as is or try dipping it in some homemade ice cream.

 Then go ahead and eat it by itself!

6. Ube Cheesecake Brownie Recipe

You can’t go wrong with cheesecake and brownies.

I know people who make the former a lot, but I think that chocolate dessert is better served in a mousse-like crust.

If you want to add more flavor to your desserts, try using powdered sugar in place of the whipped cream.

7. 3 Ingredient Ube Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)

Nothing makes the flavors of this dish ring with more taste than Ube.

 The purple spongy sweet potato is the real star of the show.

You’ll love how easy it is to make and how comforting it will be when your family comes over for dinner.

With just three ingredients, you can have this refreshing dessert ready in five minutes!

8. Ube Crinkles

These mouthwatering crunchy cookies are too good to resist.

 They’re also super easy to make.

I love the texture of these crinkles.

 They look like they came straight from a bakery and taste just as good.

They’re basically deep-fried doughnuts, but you can use any type of pastry dough and bake them in the oven if you don’t have a deep fryer.

9. Filipino Turon Recipe (Banana Lumpia)

The Filipino turon is a sweet, crunchy snack that can be found in just about every Filipino home.

It’s unique and delicious, but it’s also easy to make at home.

 All you need are Bananas and your hands!

The plus side of this is, the turon doesn’t require any baking or cooking.

 It doesn’t even need anything to be set aside for later!

However, it does require quite a bit of prep time – up to several hours.

 That said, these are so good you might be tempted to eat them all by themselves.

10. Buko Pandan

Buko pandan is a popular dessert in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

It’s made with condensed milk mixed with pandan leaves.

The flavor profile of this sweet treat is quite unique.

 You can’t really describe it perfectly, but all you need to know is that it tastes like heaven!

It has a nice balance of sweetness and tartness, which makes every bite delicious.

Since this dessert mostly relies on the fruit and spices, most people don’t mind using fresh pandan leaves.

However, since they take time to gather and process, many prefer dried leaves.

11. Ginataang Bilo Bilo (glutinous Rice Balls In Coconut Milk)

Bring the flavors of Asia to your home with this ginataang bilo bilo recipe.

The rice balls are packed with coconut milk, spices, and herbs that make them irresistible.

This simple dish is so easy to prep, making it perfect for busy weeknights.

They’re soft, sweet, and bursting with coconut flavor.

 Serve these next time you want a tasty treat on the go.

12. Puto Flan

Puto flan is a Filipino dessert made with sweetened mashed bananas, coconut cream, and sugar.

It’s a popular breakfast dish that’s ideal for summer!

This dessert can be served as a side or as an appetizer.

 Serve it with some freshly sliced mangoes and fresh berries to make it a complete meal.


13. Cheese Cupcakes

Looking for a way to add some flavor to your cupcakes? These cheese cupcakes are the answer!

These little cakes are full of salty, creamy, and cheesy goodness.

 They’re made with yellow cake mix and whipped cream cheese.

They’re coated in buttery graham cracker crumbs.

So they’re pretty much just like any other cupcake you can buy at the store.

 But how amazing is that?

14. Brazo De Mercedes Cupcake

If the name of the cupcake isn’t enough to make your mouth water, look no further.

It is technically a “Brazo de Mercedes Cupcake,” but there are many different variations on this cupcake.

You can call it what you want – a Brazo de Navidad or Christmas Cupcake, for instance.

Of course, if you want to add chocolate chips and sprinkles to it, that makes it pretty much like any other cupcake.

(And yes, this is the same recipe as above. There is only one.)

15. Sweet Potato Spring Rolls

Sweet potato spring rolls are the ultimate appetizer for you and your guests.

They’re light, sweet, and delightfully crunchy on the outside, yet soft, tender, and bursting with flavor on the inside.

The combination of sweet potatoes, carrots, cucumber, mint leaves, and cilantro is a great one to whip together!

Serve them as an appetizer or snack with some dipping sauces.

 I suggest Asian peanut sauce and chili garlic sauce.

16. Mango Sago (Creamy Tapioca Mango)

This mango tapioca is a delight to the palate.

 It has a sweet, tropical flavor that’s perfect for summertime.

The gelatin in the tapioca base gives it an exceptionally creamy texture.

Serve this with some cold cuts for a delicious summer treat!

17. Cream Cheese Flan

Flan is a classic Irish dessert with a creamy, custard-like filling.

 The only difference between this recipe and the classic is the crust.

It’s made with shredded cheese and a little bit of sugar.

 Once baked, it becomes oozing with melted cheesecake.

18. Choco-Yema Cupcakes

There’s nothing like a warm cup of cocoa for the cold winter nights.

 If you want to add the good stuff, these choco-yema cupcakes are perfect.

These chocolatey treats are sweet and soft with a hint of cocoa flavor.

The yummy gooey centers make them even more irresistible.

If you love chocolate cake and ice cream, this is one treat that’ll become your new favorite.

19. Halo-Halo (Filipino Shaved Iced Sundae)

This is the perfect simple dessert to make when you’re in a rush.

It’s great for making ahead, and it can be enjoyed warm or cold.

You mix your coconut milk with sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and evaporated milk cream cheese for this, too.

To add some extra flavor and ease of preparation, try using vanilla ice cream instead of condensed milk.

20. Biko Filipino Sticky Rice Cake

Biko is a Filipino sticky rice cake that’s absolutely to die for.

Making it doesn’t take long at all.

 The only difficult part is getting the right texture, and that can be achieved by adding coconut milk or milk to the rice batter.

While it doesn’t need any fancy ingredients, this cake packs in a ton of flavors.

It has sweet molasses, bagoong (shrimp paste), and caramelized pineapples into each bite.

The taste of this cake will transport you to another place.

 It’s truly one of a kind!

21. Layer Cashew Cake Sans Rival

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dessert, this recipe is perfect for you.

The cake itself is super soft and moist with a light vanilla flavor.

But it’s the added cashews that make this cake even better.

It’s one of those desserts I can just eat by itself.

 It doesn’t need anything else!

22. Ube Flan Recipe

Looking for a way to use up some of those yummy molds and jars? This is the recipe I found!

This dish is made with a sweet, custardy filling that’s smooth and creamy.

It’s flavored with orange zest, candied ube (a purple yam), and vanilla bean paste.

It’s served warm in an egg-and-sugar crust.

 Yes, it takes more than one hour to make this dessert – but you can’t beat the taste!

23. Ube Cake (Filipino Purple Yam Cake)

This purple yam cake is a fun, colorful dessert or snack.

 It’s also surprisingly moist and full of flavor.

The recipe calls for egg whites to make the cake fluffy.

 The added protein in the yams makes it extra tasty and filling.

I have no idea how this would taste with red velvet or chocolate cake.

 But I think a cute pink version would be adorable!

24. Bibingka – Filipino Coconut Cake

Bibingka is a coconut cake that’s sweet, soft, and fluffy from within.

In Philippines, it’s typically served for breakfast.

This simple cake is made with three basic ingredients: coconut milk, flour, and sugar.

 It’s then cooked in a hot skillet until golden brown.

Don’t forget the condensed milk! If you want to make it even more decadent and rich, try adding condensed milk to the batter.

25. Pandan Roll Cake Filipino Dessert Recipe Buko Mango

Buko mango is a traditional Filipino dessert.

This sweet, sticky treat is made with fresh mangoes and pandan leaves coated in a light brown sugar frosting.

The panda leaves are added to the cake batter to give it its signature flavor as well.

It’s a simple but delicious recipe that everyone can enjoy.

Serve them at your next family gathering or bring this dish to your next potluck event!

25 Delicious Filipino Desserts

With these filipino desserts, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make sweet treats from scratch!
If you’re looking for a way to give your family some much-needed sweets, you’ve come to the right place.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4


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