Kutsinta (Brown Rice Cake) Recipe

Kutsinta (some other pronounce it as kutchinta or cuchinta) is another variety of kakanin in the Philippines that has a grated coconut meat. This kind of Islam in is usually served as merienda or snacks and dessert for us,Filipinos.

This steamed cake like kakanin is made from a mixture of rice flour,brown sugar and lye which is enhanced with yellow food coloring. Kutsinta is a jelly-like Islam in that has a grated coconut meat on top of it. It is frequently sold with puto. For a better or sweeter taste you can also add latik which also enhances the taste of your kutsinta.

How to Make Delicious Original Pinoy Kutsinta ( Brown Rice Cake) – #1 Kakaning Pinoy

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How to Make Delicious Original Pinoy Kutsinta - #1 Kakaning Pinoy
  • 2 cups Cassava Flour
  • 2 cups all-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Lye Water/Lihia
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • Grated Coconut(for toppings)
  • Grated Cheese(for toppings)
  • Other Ingredients:
  • ½ cup of Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup of Water
  1. Procedures
  2. In a cooking pan put the ½ cup of brown sugar and stir until melted.
  3. Add the ½ cup of water then mix until dissolved and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, put the cassava flour, all-purpose flour, and brown sugar then mix well.
  5. While mixing, add water gradually and continue to mix until mixed.
  6. Add lye water, vanilla and mix well.
  7. Add dissolved sugar then continue mixing.
  8. Place the mixture into individual molds and arrange into steamer and steam for 40 minutes to an hour.
  9. After 40 minutes check if it is already cooked.
  10. Then remove and set aside.
  11. Remove the kutsinta into the molder.
  12. Serve with grated coconut or grated cheese on top.


How to Make Delicious Original Pinoy Kutsinta – #1 Kakaning Pinoy 



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