Tips in Making a Sumptuous 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. The country is rich in supply of cassava, or locally known as “kamoteng kahoy,” which is why the cassava cake is also a staple food. But in the West, cassava is more known for processing to be converted in starch and for making stuff like tapioca.
And while there already exists more than a handful of variations to this recipe, the truth is cassava cake always retains that distinctiveness combination of sweetness and thickness not found in other cake recipes. And what’s really nice about making cassava cake is that you don’t need to be an expert in baking or cooking to make this work.
Well, allow us to give you a complete guide on how to make cassava cake without any special tools or skills required.
But before we begin, obtain these ingredients first: two packs of grated cassava, two cups of coconut milk, evaporated milk, eggs, grated cheddar cheese, butter, condensed milk, and granulated white sugar. For the topping, set aside two tablespoons each for flour and sugar, condensed milk, grated cheddar cheese, and two cups of coconut milk.
Step 1 – Let’s begin by making the cassava butter. Get a mixing bowl and put in the following ingredients: grated cassava, butter, milk, portion of cheese, sugar, coconut milk, and eggs. Make sure you mix all the ingredients well using a wire whist. Based on the instruction, this step in making the batter is rather simple and straightforward and will only take a couple of minutes to get done.
Step 2 – Next, grab a baking pan and use oil to grease it. 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. You probably already know that the oven must be preheated at this point.
Step 3 – Step three is all about baking the cassava cake until it is done. And while the baking is in progress, you must do something else. Instead, you can begin the preparation for the topping. Keep in mind that without the topping, your cassava cake will be largely incomplete. While some people say this step can be skipped, don’t follow them if you don’t want a bland cassava cake. You don’t really need to skip it because it’s quite an easy step to follow. You simple have to mix all the topping ingredients and then cook them in medium heat until you achieve enough thickness in texture.
Step 4 – Finally, get the baked cassava cake and then pour the topping over and make sure it is evenly spread. Grab that extra cheese and bake the cake for a couple of minutes once again to achieve a perfectly brown top.