Colorful Mini Puto

Colourful Mini Puto is a steamed rice cakes, usually seen during celebrations in the Philippines and normally as a snack. But this recipe is not composed of rice cakes, rather I used all-purpose flour with butter, sugar and egg whites.

I made a colourful mini puto for my daughter’s second birthday party. It was a hit because of its taste and festive colours. It’s buttery and soft that makes you want to eat more. It was fun eating them because of its bite-size and I must say that it is very attractive too, don’t you think? My kids love them and that makes me so happy.

Colourful Mini Puto Recipe


4 cups flour, sifted

2 cups sugar, sifted

2 1/ 2 tablespoon baking powder

1 cup evaporated milk

2 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 piece egg, raw

small slices of cheese

food colouring (pink, purple, yellow and green)

4 cups water (for steaming)

How to Make Colourful Mini Puto?


1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients starting from the flour, sugar,and baking powder then mix well.

2. Add the butter, evaporated milk, egg, and water. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.

3. Separate the mixture equally into 5 bowls for 5 different colours (purple, yellow, pink, green, and white). You can put one food colouring for each bowl.

4. Pour the mixture in individual moulds. I used Mini Egg Tart Molds Small Pie Muffin Cupcake Pans Tins Dishes Round Non-Stick Baking Cups Bakeware for Cake Cookie Cheesecake Pudding Aluminum Mould 12 Pcs

5. If you are using non-quick melt Filipino brand cheese, You may put the cheese on top of the mixture otherwise put the cheese on top after steaming.

6. Pour the water in the steamer.

7. Arrange the moulds in the steamer then steam for about 20 minutes

8. If you are using quick melt cheese, remove the cover of the steamer and top each puto with quick melt cheese then continue steaming (with the cover on) for 2 to 5 minutes.

9. Remove from the mould and arrange in a serving plate.

Share and enjoy this Colourful Mini Puto with family and friends!


  • Store leftovers in an airtight container and leave in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • You can also steam-bake this recipe for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick test comes clean.
  • If you want to reheat this Colourful Mini Puto, it’s better to re-steam them rather than reheating it in the microwave.
  • When steaming puto, make sure to put a cloth around the lid of the steamer to avoid moisture going to the puto. Otherwise, you can put foil on top of the moulds.

Did you try this Colourful Mini Puto? Pleave leave us a comment below.

7 responses to “Colorful Mini Puto”

  1. oooh, i love puto! will definitely try your recipe! just might do this as soon as i get all of the ingredients…. :)thanks so much for sharing this puto recipe over at Food Friday, Ms. Katehappy weekend!


  2. […] I remember during college, I never had a week without spaghetti partnered with puto. I was surprised by how those two complement each other. Whether it is with salted egg, cheese or both, I enjoy puto as a snack or whenever I want. Also, you may want to try my famous recipes of Ube Puto or Colourful Mini Puto. […]


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