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Ube Maja Blanca Recipe


How to make a simple and delicious Ube Maja Blanca

Ube Maja Blanca Recipe. A popular Kakanin, well-loved coconut dessert and one of the easiest recipes on Filipino dessert to make. Maja Blanca is basically made with Coconut Milk, Sugar, Corn Starch, Sweet Corn Kernels, and to add a new flavor we infused it in Ube extract and to make it even more special we top it with grated cheese. This dessert is cooked over a stove-top for a short time just to thicken the coconut-cornstarch mixture. This Ube Maja Blanca is so rich, creamy, velvety, not too sweet and has a saltiness of the cheese and a little burst of sweetness from the corn kernels. The combination of Coconut Milk infuse in vanilla and Ube extract goes well together.

Serves : 10



1st Layer Coconut:

  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp. sweet corn kernels, drained

2nd Layer Ube:

  • ½ cup corn starch
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can (400ml) coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. ube extract
  • 3 tbsp. sweet corn kernels, drained


  • ¼ cup grated cheese

Watch How to cook Ube Maja Blanca:

Cooking Procedure:

  • First we need to prepare an 8×8 inch pan and lightly greased with oil and set aside.
  • To make our Coconut Layer: In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and stir well to dissolve the sugar and corn starch. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stir continuously until you reach the sticky consistency.


  • Now, we’re going to make our Ube Layer: Using the same saucepan, combine all ingredients stir well to dissolve the sugar and corn starch. Again, bring to a boil over medium heat, stir continuously until you reach the same consistency with your first batch.


  • Then, fire off and pour the Ube mixture on top of your coconut mixture. Spread and flatten evenly as possible and top with grated cheese. Set aside and let it cool at room temperature, before serving.


Here’s a simple ingredients we need to make this dessert: Coconut Milk, Corn Starch, Sugar, Vanilla/Ube Extract, Sweet Corn Kernels and Grated Cheese.


Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, my two-tone Maja Blanca, Tan Tara Rann!!!  OMG, it looks Lovely and Pretty right?? If only you were here when I was cooking, the smell of Coconut while simmering is divine. I can’t wait to have my Love at First Bite moment (LOL). Btw, if you prefer to use the Latik toppings  go ahead. But I prefer to use cheese instead because it’s a little bit cheaper and it goes well with Ube.


Note: Maja Blanca tends to dry out when it’s refrigerated, so it’s better to cover it with a plastic wrap or place them in an airtight plastic container. Maja Blanca doesn’t have a longer shelf life, it only takes a couple days before it starts to spoil. So I highly recommend that if you want to try this recipe make it in small batches.

 A yummy Ube Maja Blancalicious treat to everyone!!! I hope you will give this recipe a try. Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!


About pingskie

Hello, I'm Ping Joven welcome to Pinoy Desserts the home of Filipino Dessert Recipes, I love sweets and I love to share my goodies with my family and friends. I’ve spent so much time in our kitchen even though I don’t have formal cooking education, but I cook and bake a lot. I have a large collection of cookbooks. I love watching Foodnetwork Channel & YouTube cooking videos it helps me develop my skills. To my fellow home cooks and home-bakers we should keep doing what we love and enjoy being creative in the kitchen. I also love taking photos of my food but, I’m not a good photographer, so I just hope and pray that my food will make you hungry, so you won’t notice my bad composition LOL. And lastly, please have mercy on my poor writing skills, English subject has always giving me a headache and as I compose this bio I can feel a migraine starts to kick in LOL. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day and may the blessings chase you today!


  1. Hello Ms. Ping!

    Just wanna ask some question po regarding corn starch. Since, wala po ako mahanap na corn starch dito sa Qatar. Ano po kaya ang pwede e.substitute? Pwede po ba ang corn flour?

    Maraming salamat..

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