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Tropical Maja Blanca

Tropical Maja Blanca pudding cake is like biting into a slice of tropical paradise topped with toasted macadamia nuts and freshly cut pineapple and is deliciously vegan, lactose-free and gluten-free.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Refrigerator Time4 hrs
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 8
Calories: 233kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 4 cups coconut milk
    low fat
  • 1 cup almond milk (or milk product or substitute of choice)
  • ¾ cup sugar or sugar alternative (I used coconut sugar but you can use any sugar alternative of choice or just granulated sugar)
  • 1 cup pineapple fresh cut into slices or about ¼ of whole fresh pineapple
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts
    toasted and crushed
  • coconut oil or spray oil - (just a light coating inside the dish to prevent sticking)


  • In a large saucepan, add cornstarch and slowly add the coconut milk and almond milk and whisk to get out any lumps. Add the sugar. Stir over low heat/simmer and stir continuously for about 12-15 minutes or until maja blanca is thick enough that it does not drip off of your spoon. You must stir continuously or it will stick and burn on the bottom of the pan. (If you want to add sweet corn, you would add one cup drained, at this point, and stir well)
  • Grease the bottom of your 9 inch pie pan or pan equivalency with coconut oil (optional) and pour inside your hot and thick maja blanca. Allow the maja blanca to come to room temperature and then put in the freezer for ½ hour and then transfer to the refrigerator for at least one and a half hours until set. You do not need to put in the freezer but it helps to expedite the setting procedure.
  • Garnish your tropical maja blanca with pineapple and toasted macadamia nuts or anything your heart desires. More traditional toppings include toasted coconut and crushed peanuts. Enjoy!


The mix of dry ingredients to wet ingredients is really easy to remember as it is 1 cup cornstarch to 5 cups of liquid. However, you can choose the milk alternatives of choice. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg