Cassava Cake

Cassava Cake is a classic Filipino dessert made from grated cassava (yuca). Cassava also known as “kamoteng kahoy” and “balanghoy” in the Philippines. It is a root vegetable widely consumed in developing countries and cooked in many different ways.

Cassava Cake is rich and creamy with custard-like texture from the grated cassava. When buying cassava at Asian stores in the US, you have to look for “yuca” as that is what they call cassava and of course you can tell from looking at it that it is cassava if you have cooked it before.



  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 can of condensed milk (14 fluid ounces)


  • 1 pack of minced cassava (2 pounds)
  • 2 cans of coconut cream (14 fluid ounces)
  • 2 cans of condensed milk (14 fluid ounces)
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese

What you will need:

  • Non stick cooking oil spray
  • 6 aluminum foil pans


  1. Pre-heat the oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Add the minced cassava to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Next add 2 cans of coconut cream, 2 cans of condensed milk and whole milk to the mixing bowl.
  4. Stir the mixing bowl with a fork or whisk until the mixture is well blended.
  5. Add 2 eggs, melted butter and cheese to the mixing bowl.
  6. Stir again until well blended.
  7. Grease your pan with non stick cooking oil spray.
  8. Pour about 2 cups of batter into one of the aluminum pans and spread it out evenly.
  9. Repeat this process with the rest of the aluminum pans.
  10. Bake the cakes in the pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes.
  11. While we wait for the cassava to cook, combine 1 egg yolk, 1 can of condensed milk in a separate bowl.
  12. Stir the mixture until it is well blended.
  13. Remove the baked cassava from the oven.
  14. Pour 2 tablespoons of the egg and condensed milk mixture into each pan.
  15. Spread the mixture to cover the cakes.
  16. Sprinkle each cake with grated cheese.
  17. Place the cakes back in the oven and let them cook for another 20 mins.
  18. Remove the cakes from oven and serve them while they are still warm.
  19. Enjoy!

If preferred, you can sprinkle more grated cheese on the cassava cake prior to serving for a cheesy Cassave Cake. And if you are serving this to smaller group, cut the ingredients in half.


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