Tips in Making a Sumptuous Cassava Cake
If you’re familiar with Filipino cuisine, you probably have heard at least once about this favorite dessert they call as “cassava cake.” 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.
Due to the popularity of this very simple dessert, many variations have come out, but all of them practically carry the same goodness and sweetness in every bite. And perhaps the best thing about making cassava cake is that literally can make and be successful at it the first time.
Well, allow us to give you a complete guide on how to make cassava cake without any special tools or skills required.
But first, the ingredients you need are two packs of grated cassava, two cups of coconut milk, half an ounce of evaporated milk, three pieces of egg, butter, cheddar cheese, half a cup of condensed milk, and granulated white sugar. 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. Get a mixing bowl and put in the following ingredients: grated cassava, butter, milk, portion of cheese, sugar, coconut milk, and eggs. With a wire whist, mix all the ingredients well. 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 – 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. After this, put the cassava mixture in the baking pan. But don’t forget to preheat the oven.
Step 3 – This step is literally the baking stage. But you don’t have to sit and wait without doing nothing while baking is in progress. Instead, you can begin the preparation for the topping. Bear in mind that there is no such thing as a cassava cake without the topping. 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 just have to mix all the topping ingredients mentioned earlier and then cook them over medium heat until the texture is thick enough.
Step 4 – Finally, pour the cooked topping over the baked cassava cake and spread evenly. Put some extra cheese, bake it again for a couple of minutes and you’re done!