Comprehensive Guide in Making Cassava Cake
One of the favorite classic Filipino desserts that have caught the fancy of other races is a simple cake made out of grated cassava or manioc. In the Philippines, it’s a very common and even considered as staple food because the main ingredient, cassava, or “kamoteng kahoy” in the local dialect is found just about anywhere. But in the West, cassava is more known for processing to be converted in starch and for making stuff like tapioca.
It may be true that there already are many variations of the old cassava cake recipe, but one thing remains – its unique combination of thickness and sweetness coming from a highly unlikely ingredient in making cake. And quite interestingly, just about anyone can make a cassava cake without training or special equipment.
So, without further ado, here are the steps in making cassava cake without the need for fancy equipment or tools or even skills.
But secure the following ingredients first: grated cheddar cheese, eggs, coconut milk (two cups), grated cassava (two packs), evaporated and condensed milk, granulated sugar, and butter. You also need to get two cups of coconut milk, two tablespoons of flour and sugar, grated cheddar cheese, and half a cup of condensed milk for the topping.
Step 1 – Let’s begin by making the cassava butter. Grab a mixing bowl and put the grated cassava, milk, butter, portion of the cheese, eggs, sugar, and coconut milk in it. Make sure you mix all the ingredients well using a wire whist. As you can see, this step isn’t really that hard and it’ll only take about three or four minutes to complete.
Step 2 – For the next step, all you have to do is get a baking pan that’s already greased with oil. You can do this in two ways: first, spray cooking oil, or second, pour oil and spread using your fingers. Then you now can simply add the cassava mixture to the baking pan. But don’t forget to preheat the oven.
Step 3 – This actually is called the baking stage. But in so doing, you can’t just sit and wait. In this regard, you can start preparing the stuff needed for the topping. Keep in mind that without the topping, your cassava cake will be largely incomplete. If others tell you that you can skip this step, then don’t believe them because you’ll end up with a dry and dull product. The fact is there’s really no need to skip because this step is relatively easy. All you need to do is mix all the ingredients for the topping we mentioned earlier and cook them over medium heat to achieve a thick texture.
Step 4 – Finally, pour the cooked topping over the baked cassava cake and spread evenly. Give it some more cheese on top, bake for a couple of minutes, and you’re done.