Creamy Filipino Kababayan

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 22 mins

I put this recipe together a couple of years ago for someone who was desperate to find a recipe for these Filipino pastries. I had only a commercial ingredient list, but these turned out well, like cheesecake-like muffins or cupcakes. I can't be 100% certain if they are exactly like the Filipino versions, but they are delicious in any case. --Sue

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine salt, sugar, cream of tartar and soft butter in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  2. Blend for 4 minutes at lowest speed.
  3. Stir together in a separate bpowl the bread flour, cake flour, and baking powder.
  4. Stir together vanilla, water, yellow color and condensed milk in another small bowl.
  5. Add wet and dry ingredients along with oil alternately to mixer until it forms a smooth batter.
  6. Fill well-greased muffin cups with 1/2 cup batter per hole.
  7. Bake for 22 minutes at 375°F.
  8. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then turn out onto wire racks to finish cooling.
Most Helpful

I tried this recipe and they came out horribly terrible! The large amount of cream of tartar and absence of eggs should have raised alarm bells in my head. I wasted a lot of ingredients as well as time. Never again! You have been warned.

tcbaker May 24, 2011