Ube Chiffon Cake is a soft, moist and fluffy cake that is frosted with whipped cream cheese icing and topped with some shredded coconut. It is a perfect cake to serve to a party or potluck.
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Ube Chiffon Cake with Whipped Cream Cheese Icing

A soft and moist ube chiffon cake baked in a tube pan and iced with whipped cream cheese frosting.

Course Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine Asian, Filipino
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 374 kcal
Author sanna


  • 7 large egg yolks
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tsp ube flavoring/ I used Mc Cormick
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 7 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar

For the Ube Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 cup whipping cream cold
  • 1 tsp ube flavoring
  • 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese softened


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk the egg whites on medium speed until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue to whisk until egg whites form firm peaks that hold its shape when the whisk is lifted.
  2. Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks in a bowl until it is slightly thicker. Add the sugar and mix until incorporated. Add water, oil and ube flavoring and mix well.

  3. Add flour mixture gradually and mix until the batter is smooth. Gently fold the egg whites to the yolk batter in three additions until batter is uniform. Pour batter into a prepared 10 inch tube pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake comes out clean. Invert cake on top of an overturned mug and let cool.
  4. To unmold cake, loosen sides and bottom with a knife. Using your hands, gently push the cake away and downwards from the sides of pan. Remove gently and invert to a serving plate.

Make the Ube Icing

  1. Whip the cream cheese using a mixer until it soft and smooth. Set aside.  

  2. In a clean bowl of your mixer, add whipping cream and icing sugar. Whip until cream is wavy and  slightly thick. Add the ube extract and continue to whip until firm peaks form. Gently fold cream to the whipped cream cheese. Spread on cake.