Who knows if ube is uniquely or exclusively a Filipino food. What I do know is that it has traditionally been considered as Filipino. And we grew up with it! Ube jam, ube cake, simple boiled ube with melted butter… ube ice cream… ube kakanin… there are even ube dishes that are savory!
More importantly, I don’t know anyone (consider though that my world is small!) who does not like ube! I do know that most of my friends love it… and they love it even more when I make ube cake.
This particular one, however, is not the usual ube chiffon cake that I make. For friend J’s birthday, I decided to go for a heavier cake – an ube pound cake, filled with ube halaya, and garnished with ube rossettes topped with macapuno balls.
It was a big hit and everybody loved it!