Yema Cake from Panaderia Pantoja


You say “Yema Cake” and I say “Yummmmmmy!”. When I was a kid, I remember indulging in little pyramids of yema sold at our school canteen. Yema is a custard candy made from condensed milk and egg yolks. Some versions have crushed peanuts and butter. Yema is thick and creamy, with some candies having a little grainy texture that makes the sweet experience more interesting.

Want a slice of Yema Cake?
Yummy Yema Cake from Panaderia Pantoja

When Panaderia Pantoja offered us a taste of their Yema Cake, we were intrigued! The yema cake was delivered at our house when I was at the office. I knew my family at home wouldn’t be able to resist diving into this delectable delight, and so I told them, “You can eat the yema cake already! Just make sure to take pictures first!” And that they did. Thanks to my sister for having the willpower to take lots of beautiful pictures before getting a bite of this dessert!

Yema Cake Yumminess

Panaderia Pantoja’s yema cake is a soft sponge cake with yummy yema, then sprinkled with cheese on top. It’s just the right kind of sweet. I also love how the sponge cake has a light buttery taste to it.

Yema Cake from Panaderia Pantoja
Yema + Sponge Cake + Cheese = Go Treat Yourself!

I enjoyed my slice of yema cake with a mug of hot green tea. You can also enjoy it with coffee. It would make for a great afternoon snack.

A slice for me…

Panaderia Pantoja’s yema is available in 4 of its branches – Makati, Regalado, Mother Ignacia and Market, Market.

Yummy Yema Cake
… a slice for you!

How much is the yema cake? It costs P140/box in Makati and P125 in the other branches. The Makati branch sells slices daily at P50. In this same branch, you can also pre-order a 3-layer 8×11 for P380, and an 11×16 for P650. They also deliver.

Close-up of Yema Cake
You know you want a slice!

To find out more, visit Panaderia Pantoja’s website at or at their social media pages:


13 Comments on Yema Cake from Panaderia Pantoja

  1. Patty
    March 9, 2014 at 1:10 pm (10 years ago)

    You’re the second person this week who shared a post about this yema cake on my feed!!! I’m friends with some of the Pantoja kids, and I am gonna ask to try this hahaha. It looks so good!!!
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    • Toni
      March 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm (10 years ago)

      Yey! Try their biscuits also, Patty!

  2. Panaderia Pantoja Makati
    March 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm (10 years ago)

    Great photos again! Thank you for the feature:)

    • Toni
      March 10, 2014 at 5:38 am (10 years ago)

      Thanks again for the opportunity to try your awesome treats!

  3. A Gracious Life
    March 9, 2014 at 5:13 pm (10 years ago)

    There’s a pantoja in market!market!? Now that’s a possibility for me. =>

    • Toni
      March 10, 2014 at 5:23 am (10 years ago)


  4. U8mypinkcookies
    March 9, 2014 at 5:54 pm (10 years ago)

    Looks yumm! Try ko nga sa market market. :)

    How does it compare to the popular yema cake from Quezon?

    • Toni
      March 10, 2014 at 5:23 am (10 years ago)

      I haven’t tried the Quezon yema cake yet :)

  5. Ma. Teresa Grech Quiatchon Racal
    March 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm (10 years ago)

    I will definitely try this one. There is another brand here in Lipa, that is bought all the way from Quezon…

    • Toni
      March 10, 2014 at 2:59 pm (10 years ago)

      Yeah try this one! :) The “mother branch” is in Tanauan :)

  6. Patricia
    March 12, 2014 at 6:13 pm (10 years ago)

    Why?! Why do you have to post this?! Why?! huhuhuhu!

    Seriously, that looks so yummy! Would you happen to know the recipe? :)
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  7. Pinay Mama
    March 20, 2014 at 7:41 pm (10 years ago)

    Looks delish! When we were still living in Baguio, we used to buy Yema cake at Dane’s bakeshop.

    I waaaaaaant that!
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