Those familiar with ube -- a violet-hued tuber commonly used in Filipino cooking -- are sure to be thrilled over the pint-sized ube cheesecakes being served up at Seattle's Hood Famous bakery. Not only are the colorful cakes perfect for Instagram, they also taste unbelievably delicious.
Hood Famous is a quaint Seattle bakeshop that serves up tantalizing Filipino treats crafted by baker Chera Amlag. One of Amlag's most popular desserts are her ube cheesecakes, which are made with purple yams. Despite the unusual color, the yams give the dessert a subtly sweet flavor that is perfect for those looking for something unique to sink their teeth into.
In addition to the pretty purple cakes, Amlag also serves up other tasty Filipino confections such as coconut pandan, mango calamansi and white chocolate guava cheesecakes.