Buttered Puto Recipe

Buttered Puto is a variation of the famous steamed rice cake, Puto. This steamed mini cakes are usually eaten as dessert but most prefer to have them during breakfast(with hot coffee or chocolate) or mid-afternoon snack (usually eaten with dinuguan or blood stew). If you are looking for an easy puto recipe that you can follow, this is the one for you.

This Puto recipe uses ordinary flour instead of rice flour (not even galapong) and is so easy prepare. The ingredients used in this recipe are so common that you could find them in any grocery store (you just need to have the molds and steamer to get everything done).

Try this delicious Buttered Puto Recipe.


Puto Recipe


  • 4 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 cups sugar, sifted
  • 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 piece egg, raw
  • small slices of cheese
  • 4 cups water (for steaming)

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  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, water and pandan essence (dissolve the pandan essence in water) then mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Pour the mixture in individual molds
  4. 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 (step 6)
  5. Pour the water in the steamer.
  6. Arrange the molds in the steamer then steam for about 20 minutes
  7. 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
  8. Remove from the mold and arrange in a serving plate
  9. Serve either hot or cold. This goes well with dinuguan ;) Share and Enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

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  1. vegasrealhousewife says:

    Kuya, meron ka na bang recipe ng Puto binan? miss ko na talaga yun.

  2. like it!

  3. thanks for this…thsi si yummy!

  4. orville says:

    hi kuya can i use organic rice flour in making buttered puto instead of all purpose flour?thank you….

  5. Can you substitute sweet rice flour for the all-purpose flour or use a blend or do you have to adjust the ratios? I’d like to try and make something really authentic but it seems that most people are using flour nowadays – does it taste the same? I’ve never been in the position where I was able to sample one made with rice flour and one made with AP flour side by side. Will they come out the same or is the AP flour more likely to rise and get that nice domed shape? Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!

  6. jersey girl says:

    Does anyone know how many drops of Pandan Essence should be diluted in the water? Your answer is much appreciated. Thank you!

  7. For those in Canada, I found a very similar mold in Dollarama. It’s made of metal so more durable.

  8. lito r.garcia says:

    ayaw talaga paawat ang mga recipe mo vanjo, kahit ano pa lutuin ko nagugustuhan nila thank you

  9. i follow naman ung instruction

  10. lhexter says:

    first time kung gagawa n ito na di kasama lola ko sana magustuhan nya…thanks…

  11. Sheryl Layug says:

    HI! I just tried your recipe today and i loved it, specially my kids…only, i used vanilla extract because i don’t have pandan essence also used fresh milk instead of water… and it worked out just fine.

    I love your website and hope to see more new recipes…Thank you very much…

  12. Ano po ang exact measurement ng pandan essence? Okay lang ba kung di na lalagyan nito kung walang available na mabibilhan?

  13. Hi,

    How much pandan essence should I use? Thank you!

  14. eden robles says:

    I finally cooked the Maja blanca from ur recipe and i am very thankful to you ifinally did a good job with it. my friends at work now always want ma to cook it everytime we have potlock.. thank you once again..

  15. gano kadami po ang water dun sa mixture nyo?

  16. iamnina says:

    hi kuya vanj pano po kung walang pandan essence? pede na ung vanilla?

  17. belinda says:

    I don’t have the mold that you use but can I use Ramikins instead?

  18. kuya, can i use a water bath and bake it in the oven instead? anong temp ng oven? wala kasi akong malaking steamer eh…

  19. kuya if walang steamer…microwave is okey or not?

  20. hi kuya,its me joy.I will trying to cook your buttered puto tomorrow.I hope next time you can have a recipe how to make hopia.Thanks a lot!!!i really like cooking and i will try all your recipe posted here.

  21. kuza i will trz to use rice flour i hope its ok at pwedi po ba lutuin un sa mangkok na stainless wala po kc dito sa Norway mabili na molding para sa puto,pwedi po ba gamitin ung fresh milk instead of evap?

    • AnneBree says:

      Kuya pano nga po pag walang molding?? tapos ang walang pandan essence.ok lng ba yung vanilla??

  22. hello po kuya!!
    gumawa po aq nian knina.. the recipe is so great! pero po kuya hndi po white ung colour ng puto.. medyo yellowish po cia.. pano po b mgging white un??

    tnx po kuya!! more powers po s inyo!

  23. Hello, where did u bought those steamer u have? I’ve been searching in the stores and ebay but nothings similar the one u have. Thanks

  24. Kuya,

    I just really, really want to leave a comment. Your videos are very easy to follow. I will try cooking your orange chicken tomorrow and the puto next weekend. Thanks a lot!

  25. kuya kapareho ba ito ng puto pao?

  26. thnks 4 the recipe kuya!god bless.

  27. hi kuya, thnks 4 sharing ur recipe!your knowledge when it comes with any kind of pilipino food!YOUR so great thats big help 4 us that we didnt know how to make it step by step thnks so much! and god bless to panlasang pinoy..:))mwuah

  28. natry ko for the first time itong recipe mo kuya, pinagtatawanan ako ng nanay ko when she tasted it she was like, where did you get your recipe, ayon tawa naman kaming lahat……..
    Thank you for sharing your recipes kuya…..

  29. can i use muffin pans? i don’t have the moulds. if i can, do i grease it or just let it be?

  30. hi!

    wala po akong ramekins or yung moulds for the puto. can i use muffin pans? kasya naman po sa steamer. kailangan ko ba po i-grease ang muffin pan before i put the batter in or hindi na po?