How to Make the Best Cassava Cake
If you’re fond of Filipino food, you obviously have heard or even tried one of their classic desserts called the 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. In the West, cassava is more known for use of its starch, like when in making 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 here’s a rundown of the process of making cassava cake without the need of special skills or tools.
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. Aside from those, you likewise will need half a cup of condensed milk, two tablespoons of sugar and flour, grated cheddar cheese, and two cups of coconut milk in making 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. Make sure you mix all the ingredients well using a wire whist. It’s quite obvious that anyone can do this batter step without any special skills; and the fact is it only will take a couple of minutes to get it done.
Step 2 – Next, grab a baking pan and use oil to grease it. In greasing the pan, you can do it by spraying cooking oil in it or perhaps simply pour one teaspoon and spread it with the help of 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. And while the baking is in progress, you must do something else. 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. 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. 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. Put some extra cheese, bake it again for a couple of minutes and you’re done!