Arminda Recommends Filipino Steamed Rice Cake (Puto Cheese) Recipe

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Arminda Recommends Filipino Steamed Rice Cake Recipe (Puto Cheese)

Puto is a delicious Filipino steamed cake that is sweet, light, and has a fluffy texture. These are perfect for a speedy breakfast, a delightful afternoon snack, or a satisfying dessert! Creating puto is extremely easy.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup fresh milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 5 cups water for steaming


  1. Pour the water into a steamer or cooking pot. Let boil.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, and baking powder. Combine in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Gradually add the milk while stirring. Continue to stir until the texture of the mixture becomes smooth.
  4. Stir-in the vanilla extract and half of the cheese.
  5. Pour the mixture into small to medium sized molds. Arrange in a steamer. Cover and steam for 25 minutes. Top each puto with the remaining cheese. Steam for 5 minutes more.
  6. Take the steamed cheese puto out of the steamer. Let it cool down.
  7. Gently remove the puto from the mold with the help of a spatula.
  8. Arrange in serving plate. Serve.

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