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cassava cake recipe

Cassava Cake

A sweet and moist cake that's bright in color and features grated cassava, and sometimes, cheese.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 packs grated cassava (about 2 lbs total weight)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup canned evaporated milk (12 oz. canned evaporated milk)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 6 tbsp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 14 tbsp granulated white sugar

Ingredients for the Topping

  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 2 cups coconut milk


Instructions for the Cake Batter

  • Preheat your oven for 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  • Grease a baking pan and set it aside.
  • Add the grated cassava, butter, 1/2 cup condensed milk, 1/2 cup evaporated milk, 6 tablespoons cheddar cheese, 14 tablespoons sugar, and 2 eggs into a mixing bowl and mix them until they're well combined.
  • Pour 2 cups of coconut milk into the bowl and stir it into the mixture.
  • Once the mixture has turned into a batter, pour it into a greased baking tray.
  • Bake the batter for 1 hour. You can check if it's ready by poking the center with a toothpick and seeing if it comes out clean. When the cake is ready, pull it out of the oven and set it aside to cool.

Instructions for the Topping

  • Heat up a saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of sugar and flour. Stir until the ingredients are well combined.
  • Pour-in 1/2 cup condensed milk then mix thoroughly.
  • Add 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese while stirring constantly.
  • Pour 2 cups of coconut milk and stir constantly for 10 minutes

Instructions for Constructing the Cake

  • Pour the topping over the Cassava Cake and spread evenly.
  • Separate the yolk from the egg white of the remaining egg,
  • 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.
  • Set your oven to broil mode. Broil the Cassava cake until color turns light brown.
  • You have the option to add grated cheese for extra topping before serving it fresh.