Cassava Cake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 15m
Ready In

Recipe: #24344

July 09, 2016

"This is my ultimate favorite Filipino dessert. I used to work in an office with many Filipino women, and one would always be asked to bring this awesome cake. It's not really cake, it's dense. And the topping - OMG... Try this, you won't be disappointed! You can find frozen grated cassava at Asian markets, and sometimes in the grocery store. My local Publix carries it - and we don't have a huge Asian population here."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (393.7 g)
  • Calories 1068.2
  • Total Fat - 71.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 48.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 104 mg
  • Sodium - 429.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 100.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.4 g
  • Sugars - 45.3 g
  • Protein - 12.6 g
  • Calcium - 257.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

For the Cake:

Step 1

Pre -heat oven for 350 F.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, combine the grated cassava, butter, ½ cup condensed milk, ½ cup evaporated milk, 6 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 14 tablespoons sugar, and 2 eggs. Mix thoroughly.

Step 3

Add the 2 cups coconut milk, and stir to combine.

Step 4

Pour into a greased baking dish and bake for 60 minutes. Remove from oven and put aside.

Step 5

While the cake is baking, prepare the topping by combining 2 tablespoons sugar and flour in a heated saucepan. Add 1/2 cup condensed milk and mix thoroughly.

Step 6

Add 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese while stirring constantly.

Step 7

Pour 2 cups of coconut milk and stir constantly for 10 minutes

Step 8

Pour the topping over the Cassava Cake and spread evenly.

Step 9

Briefly whisk the egg white in a small bowl. Then glaze the topping with the egg white using a basting brush. Simply dip the brush to the egg white and brush it on the cassava cake.

Step 10

Set your oven to broil. Broil the Cassava cake until lightly browned.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Desserts



This cake is really different, but very good! it is dense in a chewyish way, kinda reminds me of a coconut macaroon with the texture being different. I love the topping and the addition of cheese is quite remarkable, because one would never guess it was in there. it provides it with a certain element of flavor. This dessert is something that my extended family would love as well and would be a great potluck contribution for the next time we meet. A great dessert and I'm so glad that I found this to try! Thank you, JostLori, for sharing!

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(29 Jul 2020)