Yema Cube Candy
by Lady J
Assorted Yema Cube Candy Products
Yema Cube candy is now the most popular candy in the Philippines. People says it's now the "hottest" cake candy in the market.
I've been making it myself and it sells well. I use a yema recipe and molds to make this candy. I can share my recipes with you.
This is a list of some of the varieties of yema that I have made...
- Chocolate Yema Candy
- Pandan Yema Candy
- Pastillas Yema Candy
...and a lot more.
Hi Lady J,
Sure, we'd love to have you share your Yema recipes with us! Your photos look great, so be sure to include them, too.
Just go ahead and use the same form you used here to tell us about the Yema Cube candy and put a separate recipe and photo for each submission.
I'll go ahead and make them live on the site so that others wondering how to cook yema candy, etc., can benefit too.
Thanks so much for being willing to share! :)
I've recently corresponded with Lady J and she has decided not to share her yema cube candy recipes here on the site.
I know we've had a lot of interest for this candy, so I did some research and found three Yema recipes, very different from each other,
that you can experiment with and let us know which one is your favorite.
Yema Candy Recipe #1
There are several Yema Candy recipes available online. This recipe was on several different websites, so I don't know who had it first...Items needed:
How To Put It Together:
- 2 cans of sweetened condensed milk
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons jack fruit (langka)
- 3 tablespoons nuts, chopped
- Combine the condensed milk, egg yolks, and butter until creamed.
- In a heavy saucepan, heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring continually to keep it from sticking and burning.
- Continue cooking until the mixture is thickened and really sticky.
- Remove from heat and stir in your chopped nuts and jack fruit.
- You can either pour the cooked mixture into molds or wait until it cools and shape it into the shapes you desire.
- Wrap your finished yema cube candy in cellophane squares for a beautiful presentation.
Yema Candy Recipe #2
interesting recipe for yema candy. This one includes a caramel sauce to coat the candy, which is a nice twist.Ingredients needed:
For the caramel sauce:
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 10 egg yolks
How to put it together:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tbsp. water
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. corn syrup
- 3 cup water
- Beat egg yolks and place in a heavy saucepan along with the condensed milk and vanilla.
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly for about 30 minutes or until thick enough to shape into balls.
- Let set until it's cool enough for you to touch and same into balls without burning your hands. Butter your hands to help reduce the possibility of burns.
- Shape into balls and place on a tray to set while making your caramel sauce.
- For the caramel coating, in a heavy saucepan combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup and cook over medium heat until you reach the soft ball stage (about 234 - 240 F.).
- Remove the caramel from the heat and as quickly as possible dip each yema ball into the caramel before the caramel gets too hard to work with. You can use a couple of forks to scoop up the candy and let the excess caramel drip off before returning them to the cookie sheet to set.
Chocolate Yema Candy Recipe
Since we are pretty partial to chocolate around here, of course I had to include a chocolate yema candy recipe for you to try. Let me know what you think!Ingredients needed:
How to put it together:
- 3/4 cup condensed milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- 50 grams of ground peanuts, optional for coating
- Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. You'll know when to stop when the mixture thickens.
- Remove candy from heat and fill molds or allow to cool and shape into balls. Coat with crushed peanuts if desired.
I hope you give these yema candy recipes a try and let us know what you think of them and which one is your favorite.
I haven't made these yet myself, so share any tips you learn as you go along and help us all make the best yema candy possible.