Puto Pandan

Pandan Puto from Pinay In Texas Cooking Corner


Makes 18 pcs. mini cupcake-sized puto

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp pandan extract
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cubed into 18 pcs.
  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut, for topping


1. Lightly grease puto or cupcake molds with non-stick spray. Put 1 cube of cream cheese in each mold.

2. In a bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking powder and sugar. 

3. Slowly add and whisk pandan extract, butter, water, milk, and egg until smooth and well combined. 

4. Pour batter into prepared puto or cupcake molds.

5. Put enough water in the steamer and bring to a boil over medium heat. Arrange molds in the steamer pans. Place cheesecloth in between each pan to avoid water drips.  Steam for 25 minutes. 

6. Remove from steamer and allow to cool down completely. Remove from molds. Transfer to a serving plate and serve.