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Inutak 3


  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Filipino


Inutak is a type of layered rice cake similar to sapin sapin, consisting of two flavours first is purple yam on the base then topped by a coconut cream flavoured topping. It is first cooked on stove top then baked or broiled to complete the cooking process at the same time give that spotted brown topping.


  • 2 Cups glutinous rice flour
  • 1/4 cups purple yam powder
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • purple food colour
  • vanilla or ube ice cream to serve
  • banana leaf


  1. In a mixing bowl combine together glutinous rice flour, sugar, salt and coconut milk. Mix it well until free of lumps.
  2. Divide into two equal portions.
  3. On one portion mix the purple yam powder and add purple food colour to achieve a deep purple colour.
  4. In two separate non-stick pans, pour both mixtures. Cook while continuously mixing until very thick in consistency, oily and smooth.
  5. Pour purple mixture first in a banana leaf lined baking pan (I used a 7 in square baking pan), then the white mixture. Press to flatten and even out.
  6. Pour coconut cream on top then bake in a 180C preheated oven for 15 minutes then bring heat up to 230C set to grill or broil mode then cook until top is golden brown.
  7. Let it cool then serve with vanilla or ube ice cream on top.