Comprehensive Guide in Making 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.
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 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 – We start by making the cassava batter. Grab a mixing bowl and put the grated cassava, milk, butter, portion of the cheese, eggs, sugar, and coconut milk in it. It is recommended that 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 – For the next step, all you have to do is get a baking pan that’s already greased with oil. 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. 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. But you don’t have to sit and wait without doing nothing while baking is in progress. In this regard, you can start preparing the stuff needed for the topping. Remember that the cassava cake won’t be made into perfection 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 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.