Ube is a Filipino purple yam similar to taro, but our version has a much deeper purple color. A simple substitution turns this American Classic into the perfect metaphor for Filipino America. Add ube extract anytime the recipe calls for clear vanilla extract. The earthiness of the ube balances out the sweetness of the cake, and the saltiness and texture of the birthday crumb are absolute perfection.
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