Monday, September 17, 2012

CASSAVA CAKE (Filipino dessert)

Cassava cake is a Filipino delicacy dessert made mainly of the Cassava root, also called yuca or manioc. Cassava is a tropical shrub grown in the Philippines and its root is very rich in starch and an excellent source of carbohydrates. Cassava cake is a popular Pilipino dessert with macapuno or coconut strips as toppings. Estimated time to bake is 75 minutes.

Cassava Cake Ingredients:

    2 packages (4 cups) grated cassava
    1 can coconut milk
    1 can condensed milk
    1 bottle sweetened macapuno/coconut strips (use 3/4 only)
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoon vanilla
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted for baking tray
    1/4 cup sugar (optional)

Toppings Mixture for Cassava Cake:

    1/2 can condensed milk
    1 egg
    1/4 remaining of sweetened macapuno/coconut strips

Mix together in a bowl then put on top of cassava after 45 minutes or when the cassava is already dried on top.

How to bake CASSAVA CAKE (Filipino dessert)

Procedure and Baking Instructions:

1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl except butter or margarine.
2. Add sugar when needed (your preferred taste).
3. Spread the melted butter or margarine evenly in a baking pan.
4. Pour in cassava mixture.
5. Bake in 350 F degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
6. After 45 minutes when the cassava is dried on top pour the Topping Mixture.
7. Return to oven and broil for another 10-15 minutes until the topping becomes brown.

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  1. I love the picture of the cassava cake... I will follow your instructions and bake it this week-end


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