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Filipino ube cake – purple cake


Originally uploaded by adlaw

I saw this photo and had to blog.

Purple is my favorite color.

These purple cakes are pretty common in Los Angeles from Filipino bakeries but I haven’t found one in Tucson yet even at the Filipino grocery store although last time I was there, they had the ube cake meal.

When I lived in L.A., I had a purple birthday cake with whipped cream frosting at one of my birthday parties and the cake was violet and people were hesitant to eat it.

It makes a purple statement though.

  1. Wow. That’s a purple cake. My older daughter (who also loves purple) asked me what gives it the color. I never would have guessed it was purple yam.

  2. Entrancing, luxuriant Philippino purple yam cake. A melt in your mouth elegant cake, when made well.

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