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Ube Layer Cake (Purple Yam Cake)

5 from 1 vote
Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to bake purple yam cake, how to bake ube layer cake, purple yam cake, purple yam cake recipe, ube layer cake, ube layer cake recipe
Servings: 6 people
Author: Olive
This cake is one of the many, many cakes that I tried to make at home and we get to eat as much and as often as we like until we can take no more.
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  • Preheat oven to 325 F degrees.
  • Combine ube powder and water, set aside.
  • Sift four, cornstarch, baking powder and sugar in a large bowl ad make a well in the center.
  • Add cooking oil, egg yolks, use powder mixture and use color/flavor.
  • Using your mixer or wooden spoon, mix until smooth but do not over beat/mix, set aside.
  • Put egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of your mixer until frothy then gradually add sugar and beat until glossy.
  • Gently fold egg whites into flour mixture, taking care not to knock the air out.
  • Lift and fold gently until the two mixtures are well-blended.
  • It should have a uniform color and no white streaks remaining.
  • Divide and pour batter into two 6-inch baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes or until a cake tester (or toothpick) inserted comes out clean.
  • Transfer cakes onto a wire rack.
  • Let cool for about 5 minutes then run a knife around the edges and invert to cool completely before frosting.


  • In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add cream and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Make sure the cakes are completely cooled.
  • Slice each cake in half, you will have a total of 4 cake discs, crushed one of them into fine crumbs, set aside... this will be use for garnishing top and side of cakes, later.
  • Lay one piece of cake on a cake stand, spread some filling on top the top with another cake layer, fill then top with the last cake layer.
  • Spread remaining filling over top and sides of cake and smooth it out.
  • Scoop some cake crumbs by a handful and press or pat on sides of cake then sprinkle some on top to evenly cover the cake to finish.
  • Have fun doing it.
  • Enjoy your fruit of labor with your loved ones with your favorite coffee or tea.


  1. If you have cake flour use that instead of all-purpose flour and cornstarch.
  2. You may also steam the cakes: Cover baking pans with aluminum foil and steam for about an hour.
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