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Ube Mamon

Ube Mamon are soft bites of heaven! Moist, fluffy, and delightfully flavored with ube, these sponge cakes make the perfect snack or dessert any time of day.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Baked Goods, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: sponge cakes, ube mamom cakes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Sanna Talavera


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 8 large eggs, egg yolks and egg whites separated
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons oil
  • 4 teaspoons Ube flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.  
  • Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks on medium speed until lighter in color and slightly thicker. 
  • Add 1/2 cup of the sugar and stir until incorporated. Add the milk, oil, and ube flavoring and stir until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture in two additions and stir until the batter is smooth.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer ( or use a handheld mixer), whisk the egg whites until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue whisking until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 1/2 cup sugar while beating until the egg whites form firm, shiny peaks.
  • Fold about a third of the meringue into the yolk mixture to thin down the consistency of the yolk batter. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the remaining meringue 1/3 at a time. 
  • Once the batter is uniform in color, spoon into large muffin molds until 2/3 full. 
  • Bake for 17 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.



Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 197mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.6mg