Maja Blanca

Shared Recipe. Maja Blanca

Here is another version of the Maja Blanca shared to us by Claire Pfendle of Rochester, New York. Her blog, clairebakescakes, features different interesting cake recipes. Thanks for sharing Claire!

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Maja Blanca

She writes:

This Filipino sweet / dessert is super easy and no baking required.


1 Cup cornstarch
1 Small can corn kernels
1 Can coconut milk
1 Can evaporated Milk (not the small can)
1 Cup sugar
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
1/2 cup raisins (optional)


1. Place cornstarch, corn kernels, coconut milk, evaporated Milk and sugar on a medium sauce pan and blend well with a whisk until all the lumps are pretty much gone and disappear.

2. Turn the heat on medium / low and bring to a boil, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. You literally have to continue stirring or the bottom will burn and lump up.

3. Stir for 5 to 7 minutes until you reach a firm pudding consistency.

4. Pour hot mixture into a prepared dish and add the crushed peanuts or raisins. If you like both you can add both :-)

5. Completely cool and cover. Place in the fridge if you like it cold or you can leave it in room temperature (covered) for a day or two.


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Vanjo Merano

I blog about Filipino and Asian food and recipes.

4 thoughts on “Shared Recipe. Maja Blanca”

  1. i want to use rice instead of cornstarch,but my problem is the right measurement of the ingridients…

  2. I tried your recipe of Maja Blanca with only 3/4 c cornstarch
    and it came out watery although it takes very good. Can I
    increase the cornstarch to make it more firm?

    1. hi sannie, not my recipe but yes more cornstarch to make it more firm. i had the same problem with the other maja blanca recipe because my measurements were not exact (sometimes thinking that more is lesson learned).
      try sticking to the recipe and measurements 😀
      have fun cooking…

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