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Royal Bibingka

Royal Bibingka is a Filipino rice cake traditionally served on holidays and special occasions. Sweet, chewy, and cheesy, it makes for a tasty snack or dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 400kcal


  • 2 cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1 cup sugar plus 1 tablespoon for dusting
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated or fresh milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
  • 1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded


  • In a large bowl, combine glutinous rice flour, 1 cup of the sugar, coconut milk, evaporated milk, and eggs. Whisk together until batter is well-blended and smooth.
  • Generously grease an 11 x 9  baking dish or 10-inch cast-iron skillet with margarine or butter.
  • Transfer batter and bake in a 350 F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Take out from the oven and carefully push down areas that are puffed up. Generously brush the top with butter or margarine. 
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar and shredded cheese. 
  • Return to oven and bake for another 4 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and the top is golden.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before slicing.



  • If using an 8 x 8 pan, the cake will be thicker and would require a longer cook time.
  • The sticky rice cake might puff up during baking. Don't worry, just push down gently to subside.


Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 177mg | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 1.5mg