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Sweet and Savory Bibingka

This works great on any table and is a fabulously versatile dish.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 c. rice flour
  • ½ c. glutinous rice flour
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • c. butter, melted plus more for topping and greasing pan
  • 1 ½ c. coconut milk
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 banana leaf
  • 1 salted duck egg sliced
  • 1 c. queso de bola or cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ c. grated coconut for topping


  • Begin by heating your oven to 350°F and greasing a washed banana leaf before using it to line a 9-inch cast-iron pan. If needed, trim the edges so there is about an inch overhang. If you opt not to use a banana leaf, then heavily grease the cast iron pan and set aside.
  • Next, in a large bowl, mix the flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar together until combined evenly. Then, make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the melted butter, coconut milk, and eggs. Using a whisk, mix together the wet and dry ingredients until smooth. Pour this mixture into the banana leaf-lined skillet and bake for 16 minutes. Then remove from the oven and top with the salted egg and cheese before returning to the oven and baking until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, about 20-25 more minutes. When the dish is done, remove from the oven and brush with more melted butter before sprinkling with coconut. Serve and enjoy!
Keyword Bibingka Recipe, Traditional Filipino Bibingka