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a slice of bibingkang malagkit on a white serving plate
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Bibingkang Malagkit

Bibingkang Malagkit made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, and brown sugar perfectly sweet, creamy and chewy. Topped with sweetened coconut spread, this Filipino rice cake is a delicious treat you'll love as snack or dessert.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: bibingkang malagkit
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 519kcal
Author: Lalaine Manalo


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or melted butter
  • 1 pandan leaf, optional
  • 5 cups coconut milk
  • 1 3/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups glutinous rice, washed and drained well
  • 1 1/2 cups water


  • Brush bottom and sides of a 5 x 8 baking dish with coconut oil or melted butter. Set aside.
  •  In a wide, non-stick pan over medium heat, combine 4 cups of the coconut milk, 1 cup of the brown sugar, and salt. Bring to a simmer, stirring until sugar is dissolved. 
  • If using, tie a pandan leaf into a knot and add to coconut milk-sugar mixture.
  • Add rice and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 to 25 minutes or most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove pandan leaf and discard.
  • Add water in 1/4 cup increments and continue to cook, stirring regularly, for about 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is fully cooked and the mixture is very thick and sticky. 
  • Meanwhile, In a non-stick pan over medium heat, combine the remaining 1 cup coconut milk and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Cook, stirring occasionally, until very thick yet spreadable.
  • Transfer cooked rice into the prepared baking dish and flatten evenly. 
  • Spoon coconut caramel topping over rice and spread across the surface to completely cover.
  • Bake in a 350 F oven for about 15 to 25 minutes or until topping is firm. Increase temp to 375 F and continue to bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until topping is golden. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool before slicing.


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 333mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.6mg