Ube Cake With Vanilla Marshmallow Cream
"Four layers of rich and moist ube cake are stacked high and filled with ribbons of the fluffiest vanilla marshmallow cream. It is then draped with a silky-smooth ube frosting, giving it a stunning purple color. Unless you are familiar with Filipino cuisine, you may not have encountered this intensely-colored root vegetable before. Ube is the Filipino name for purple yam, and its delicious coconut-like flavor is featured in a variety of desserts and tasty treats. The delicate lavender shade makes it perfect for spring, and here we decorated it using blossoms from the bougainvillea currently blooming outside our kitchen door. This is the dream dessert for anyone who loves purple, and the irresistible sweet coconutty flavor makes it a dream dessert for everyone!"
-- @husbandsthatcook
Recipe Intro From husbandsthatcook
Ube is a purple yam that is very popular in Filipino desserts including cakes, cookies, pastries, and ice cream.
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Prep time 1hr
Cook time 1hr
Serves or Makes: 8-10


  • 1 3/ 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 2 cup unsweetened fine ube powder
  • 1/ 2 cup milk (non-dairy milk is fine)
  • 1/ 2 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons ube extract
  • 1/ 2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • For the Vanilla Marshmallow Cream:
  • 1/ 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/ 2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/ 3 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For the Ube Frosting:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon ube extract