About this recipe: This is a great Filipino purple yam cake.
have a lil' question... what do you mean by 1 cup ube "cooked and finely grated" do i have to cook it first? how can i grate it if i cooked it? or is the frozen ok? thank you!!! - 11 Sep 2010
Note: Ube (pronounced "OOH-bee") is also available in a jar, precooked and mashed. It can also be found in a packet in the frozen section. Many Asian stores sell either form of ube. Sometimes its labeled as "ube" or "purple yam". - 21 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I love purple yams and was looking for a purple yam cake recipe after I tried it at a birthday party, and wow! I love this recipe! I made them into cupcakes and baked them for 13 minutes. So delicious, moist, and fluffy. I added the 1/2 cup of macapuno to the frosting (and used condensed milk instead of evaporated milk) and it was great (although very very sweet). I also didn't add color to the frosting because white was a nice contrast. I also had to double the food coloring in the cake batter because it wasn't purple enough (was grayish). This cake was a lot of work but well worth it, I LOVE it! - 10 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)