Cassava Cake

Today is such a lovely day as Fiesta Friday is here once again. Angie has been so kind to accommodate everybody at her place at The Novice Garderner. Hmm, I wonder what others are bringing today. πŸ™‚ (I always do!)

As for me, I am bringing a Filipino dessert called Cassava Cake and I hope you’ll love it. Cassava Cake is a cake made from… what else? Cassava! πŸ˜€

It was one of those days in which I was craving for something. There are lots of foods bubbling up and I don’t know which of them shall I make? Could I make them all? I think I can. I just need to stay in the kitchen for days hours to make all of them. πŸ˜€ Β Most of the foods I can think of are all Filipino foods. It just came to me that… maybe, I was really craving for this Filipino BeefsteakΒ and that was the main reason why I made it few days back. You think? So after going through all the foods IΒ thought of, I decided to make this cake.


The recipe requires frozen grated cassava, but I was a little β€˜energetic’ and decided to grate fresh cassava. Imagine me grating 1 kg of cassava. Whew! That was really something – something that gave me an arm workout. πŸ˜€


  • Servings: about 15-18 slices
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  • 1 kg cassava (or 1kg grated frozen cassava)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Β½ can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ΒΌ cup butter, melted
  • 6 tbsp cheese, grated
  • Β½ cup condensed milk
  • 14 tbsp sugar


  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Β½ cup condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp cheese, grated
  • 1Β egg white


For the batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9×13 baking pan. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine grated cassava, evap milk, condensed milk, cheese, sugar and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Add in coconut milk and mix again.
  4. Pour into the greased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Turn off the oven.

For the topping:

  1. In a saucepan, add in sugar, condensed milk, coconut milk and flour. Mix until no lumps.
  2. Turn on the heat to medium and stir constantly for 10 minutes.
  3. Add in grated cheese and pour this mixture over the baked cassava cake. Spread evenly.
  4. Using a pastry brush, brush top of the mixture with egg whites.
  5. Broil until the top turns golden brown.
  6. Garnish with more grated cheese, if desired.
  7. Serve warm or cold.

Source recipe:Β Panlasang Pinoy

After I have sliced the CassavaΒ Cake for you, (ooppps! I took a bite!)


Sorry. πŸ˜€ I guess I’ll have to slice another one for everybody. ❀

Enjoy and have fun! πŸ™‚


107 thoughts on “Cassava Cake

  1. I just noticed this recipe, my sister-in-law is Filipino and this is my fav dessert that she makes, its the one I always request from her, thanks for sharing your recipe, pinned!

    1. I just made this cake last week, Lily – one for me and one for my friend. I was supposed to make only for her, but I could not accept the fact that she will enjoy it and I will not. So I did make for me, too. πŸ˜€

    1. Hi, Ada! Cassava in the Philippines is everywhere! Hahaha! But I usually get in the veggie market… you know, along with the fresh veggies. I did not find frozen cassava.

    1. I was surprised as so may bloggers ask me about Cassava. I thought they are available everywhere! πŸ˜€ Anyway, the cake was really delicious. With all the people asking me, it seems I love to bake this again. πŸ™‚ Thanks, Laura! Have a lovely week to you!

  2. Wow, you grated fresh cassava? Kudos! And that cake… wow, it looks and sounds amazing, I think I can find frozen cassava in Asian supermarkets, so will give this a go! πŸ˜€

    1. Mmm, the topping is similar as custard but this is more tasty (for me) because of the coconut milk. As for the cake itself, I am not so sure how to describe it to you. πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. ❀

    1. I would never be tired of eating this. With all the fellow bloggers wanted to try this, I am also craving for it – again! Maybe I would make this again! πŸ˜€ Thanks for coming over, Anna! ❀

  3. Lovely! I was wondering about the cheese, too but see it is cheddar in the comments. Any recommendations if I can’t find cassava? I want a slice of this so badly!

    1. I think fresh cassava can be found in the veggie market or in the veggie section of your local grocery store. πŸ™‚ I don’t think cassava is replaceable as it is the main ingredient in this cake. πŸ˜‰ I hope you do find some cassava. Thanks for coming over. Have a lovely weekend!

      1. I looked it up and it is also called yucca! I know what that is πŸ˜‰ haha! Shows you how much I use it, but your pictures make me want to try!

    1. Nah! I didn’t put a slice of this next to my bed. It went directly to my tummy! πŸ˜€ The marshmallow already left my bed and it want to join the other buddies in the ‘food shelves’ πŸ˜€

  4. Oooo Jhuls, you have my mouth watering. I’ve never even hear of cassava in a cake, but this looks incredible. Please cut me a slice! And then hand that slice to someone else and give me the whole pan!

      1. Haha I get greedy with your food! You should probably put me at the back of the line… I’ll wait my turn and just see how much everyone loves their cake! Ooor just give me a regular slice and a tiny fork!

    1. Okay, I will not laugh! There are also some that I am not familiar of. πŸ˜€ Cassava is also called Manioc, Yucca or Tapioca-root. πŸ™‚ I think you have some fresh cassava in your local veggie market. πŸ™‚

      1. Hahaha…After reading this, I still have no idea what Cassava is! πŸ™‚ Okay, so I am at least getting that it is a vegetable? I thought maybe it was cheese because you mentioned grating…roflol! Hey, I am a newbie to this whole food thing after all! πŸ˜‰ Maybe I need to take you shopping with me…. πŸ™‚

        1. That’s the thing – I don’t have no idea if cassava is a veggie or fruit. Haha! What I know is it is a root. You can check with our friend, Google. πŸ˜€ Yeeesss!! I would love that – we shopping together. Please note – that is a grocery shopping. πŸ™‚

          1. Hahaha….okay we have narrowed it down to a fruit or vegetable. I think fruit sounds better…LOL! πŸ™‚ Yes, I suppose google would be quite helpful at this point! πŸ˜‰ We are so funny! LOL… don’t want to go clothes shopping or shopping for decorations with me?! πŸ˜‰

          2. Oh! I would love to, but shopping for clothes and decorations sounds so dangerous!! Hahaha Let’s stick to grocery shopping! πŸ˜€

          3. Hehehe! πŸ™‚ I don’t know….grocery shopping with the two of us….could be dangerous as well! Or maybe that is just the cooking we would do in the kitchen afterwards! πŸ˜‰

          4. Friday morning for me…where are you at? Didn’t realize you were in a different country than me. πŸ™‚ You are a night owl just like me I see!

          5. I am a morning person and night owl at the same time. So you should know by now that I don’t get that much of sleep. πŸ˜€

    1. Angie of The Novice Gardener is the host of Fiesta Friday. πŸ™‚ You can check the guidelines on her blog πŸ™‚ You better join the party, it’s so much fun! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by.

        1. We are looking forward for your presence. You can join now! πŸ˜‰ After publishing your post for the Fiesta, go to Angie’s blog (Please follow her if you haven’t – she’s such an amazing person!) and click the badge/image ‘click to join’ to submit your photo and so it will appear in Angie’s post for today’s Fiesta. πŸ˜‰

    1. I think you could find fresh cassava in the veggie market or veggie section of your local grocery store. I find the frozen ones so I used fresh. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend!

  5. I can’t wait to try this, Jhuls –
    it looks totally amazing!
    ‘Fiesta Friday’ is such a lovely idea –
    wonder if anyone in South london would like to do a similar thing?!
    Emma πŸ™‚

    1. It’s really amazing, Elaine! I am dreaming of making this again during next week. πŸ˜€ I’ll see if I can find a spot for it. I am glad that you stopped by! Have an amazing weekend! ❀

  6. I love this! I ate manioc (same as cassava, right?) every day twice a day for 6 months when I was in Brazil, and I loved it. But I have no idea where to find it here in Los Angeles.

    1. Yes, Manioc is same as cassava. πŸ™‚ Maybe you could find it in the vegetable market or in a veggie section of a grocery store/supermarket?

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚

  7. I think your craving really paid off for all of us at Fiesta Friday Jhuls! Your cake looks scrumptious. I love the lightly browned top and gleam from the egg wash. I’m assuming this is from the use of the broiler?!? This cake something new for me…and I love trying new foods πŸ™‚ Thanks for bringing it to Fiesta Friday so we could all have a little nibble!

    1. Hello, Nancy! I am so glad you stopped by and it’s so nice that you’re co-hosting the Fiesta! πŸ™‚

      Yes, it’s from the broiler. The almost black ones mean that it’s almost burnt. πŸ˜€ I will try another step of browning the topping and update everyone! πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend and happy Fiesta! ❀

      1. The darker ones don’t look burnt at all, they look fantastic – don’t change anything πŸ™‚
        Happy weekend and Fiesta Friday to you too! xx

  8. That’s greay Jhuls, it really is! I’ve always seen the cassava in the supermarket here in Montreal, but I’ve always forgotten to look for some recipes and try to do something with the cassava. Your cake is really intriguing, I’m going to give it a try! thanks for sharing!

    1. Good that I had somebody craving now! πŸ˜€ You should share us that Vietnamese version, Patty! πŸ™‚ Have a happy Fiesta Friday! Hi to Bailey! ❀

  9. Oh I love cassava cake, Jhuls! YUM. I had a Filipino friend in high school whose mom always made this for us as a treat. This brings back such wonderful memories! And, I think you should make everything you are craving, Jhuls. Just do it. And then post pictures so I can drool a little more. Happy Fiesta Friday!

    1. Hmm… craving + long list of foods to cook/bake? That would be a 5KM long-list. πŸ˜€ Anyway, yes I will make all of them and share them here! Thanks, Ngan! Happy Fiesta Friday to you, too! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi, Prudy! πŸ™‚ I am so glad to bring this and I am flattered that you enjoy my posts.
      About the cheese, it’s cheddar cheese. Have a happy Fiesta! πŸ™‚ ❀

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