Inipit is a type of cake made out of two slices of sponge cake filled with a potato custard in the middle. The name inipit means “pressed” in English defining the way the middle layer is sandwiched between two slices of sponge cake, a popular pasty in the Bulacan region and its creation was credited to Salome P. De Ramos of Malolos during the 1940′s.

Back in the Philippines this was one of my favourite bakery items, it’s moist, sweet, soft and really easy to consume as they were served in this bite sized pieces. Everyone loves this from adults to kids, it’s also really easy to make so what are you waiting for try out this popular Bulacan delight!
Ingredients (Sponge Cake)

1 cup flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
6 egg yolks
6 egg whites
1/4 cup fresh milk
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Ingredients (Potato Custard)

1 cup mashed potato
3 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp lemon rind


1. In a mixing bowl combine egg whites and cream of tartar, beat in high speed until it forms soft peaks. Gradually add 1/2 cup of sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Set aside.
2. In a separate mixing bowl combine egg yolks, milk, the remaining sugar and salt. Mix until creamy in consistency.
3. Sift flour and baking powder then combine it with the yolk mixture.
4. Fold egg white and yolk mixture together then equally divide them into two and pour them into two rectangular greased pans (I used a 12 x 9 in pans). Bake in a 160C preheated oven for 35 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
5. While waiting for the cake, prepare the custard by placing all Potato Custard ingredients except for egg yolks in a sauce pan. Cook in medium heat while occasionally stirring for 15 minutes or until it thickens.
6. Turn heat to low then add egg yolks, cook for 5 more minutes while constantly mixing.
7. Let the mixture cool down as well as the sponge cake.
8. Slowly remove one sponge cake from the pan and place them in a flat container. Spread potato custard on top then cover top with remaining sponge cake. Press the cake so it deflates a bit then slice them into smaller rectangular pieces. Dust it with powdered sugar then serve.

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15 thoughts on “Inipit

  1. Mm, this reminds me a little of a Swedish cake which I’ve been meaning to post in literally years but keep forgetting to do them. One day, one day. It looks lovely – very cute little squares!

  2. Great photo! I think it is good that you cut these into little squares to minimize the possibility of overindulgence as this little cake sounds really moist and delicious and with potatoes. How unique!

  3. So interesting! At first I thought potato custard sounded odd, but then I remembered that there are candies in the States made with potato. I bet those are really good.

  4. A potato sweet custard! That sounds delicious! What an unusual cake, but definitely one that I would LOVE to have sitting on the countertop right now.

  5. Mmmmm!!!! I’ve never had a potato custard, but I have no doubt that this would be a dessert I would love. I also love bite size pieces. I just have a hard time sticking to one bite. :)

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