Bibingka is made out of rice flour and coconut milk cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf over a charcoal heat placed on the bottom and on the top.

When I see some bibingka it reminds me about Christmas, it is because this type of rice cake is usually sold outside the churches during “Simbang Gabi” (a nine-day mass ritual before Christmas eve that happens very early in the morning) and “Misa de Gallo” (Christmas eves mass). Bibingka is made out of rice flour and coconut milk cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf over a charcoal heat placed on the bottom and on the top. A very soft type of cake that is lightly charred with a very pleasant banana leaf smell. It is then topped with salted duck eggs, margarine and grated coconut.

I know Christmas is long way gone but definitely there’s no one stopping me to bake this Filipino Christmas favourite which I highly suggest you should try. Though it is not cooked in the traditional manner of using charcoals and terracotta pots this is the next best thing, just remember to use a banana leaf lining as that gives it that unique flavour.

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Bibingka 3


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Bibingka is made out of rice flour and coconut milk cooked in a clay pot lined with banana leaf over a charcoal heat placed on the bottom and on the top.




  • 2 cups rice flour
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup oil



  • banana leaf


  1. In a mixing bowl combine and mix all batter ingredients until mixture becomes smooth.
  2. Prepare some moulds lined with banana leaf.
  3. Pour in batter into your moulds up to 3/4 full.  Add 4 to 6 slices of salted duck eggs on top
  4. Bake in a 190C preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Place back into the oven, set into grill mode, cover top with banana leaf to prevent it from burning then cook for 15 more minutes or until cooked (top should be a bit brown, like the photo above).
  6. Remove from oven then brush with margarine and top with grated cheese and serve with grated coconut.




21 Responses

  1. favorite ko to pag Christmas season na!:) Paglabas ng simbahan..bili agad hehehe try ko to..ang dami ko nang nakapila na gagawin na galing sa blog mo!:)

  2. I am all about celebrating Chritmas again in March if I can have one of these. I have not ever had one of these. I wonder if they sell these in the World wide house where I just found the hugest Phillipines market in HK. It is in Central right across the street from exchange square. Was it here when you lived here? Take care, BAM

  3. jlaceda says:

    My mom made these bibingka muffins over christmas also! I love them!!! It tastes (almost) like the local filipino bibingka, with with a Western twist! I wonder if you can use banana leaves as muffins liners? That would be an idea!!!

  4. jlaceda says:

    Well, ok, sorry, didn’t read the recipe thoroughly and jumped ahead. Your recipes does call for banana leaves, hehehe.

  5. Karen says:

    I always enjoy stopping by to see what you have created…I imagine Bibingka is looked forward to at Christmas.

  6. This is one of the best after simbang gabi treat next to puto bumbong. I like that you used muffin pan and lined with banana leaves.

  7. peasepudding says:

    Funny, always crave English Christmas goodies in June, when it is winter here so,I always make them out of season.

  8. Christmas in March sounds like a wonderful idea! These look great – and they’re new to me. Fun recipe – thanks.

  9. Taylor says:

    Love these!!

  10. I made these last night! Sarap na sarap sila!! 🙂 Thank you!!! 😀

  11. Li says:

    Do the eggs have to be salted duck eggs?

  12. beth says:

    Ohh i miss Christmas sa Pinas!!…I will definitely try this at home when i have time…Im one of those who share the same passions for food and i liked your blog!!!

  13. Leah says:

    When you say rice flour are you referring to sweet rice flour (Mochiko)? Please let me know because I want to try making this. Salamat

  14. Sharon Icasas says:

    Hello, can i steam instead of baking?

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