The Philippines is a country that celebrates every occasion; birthday, anniversary, graduation, fiestas among others. It doesn’t matter what occasion is being held, you can always serve the Cassava Cake as it is one of the most popular desserts ever present in the menu of every Philippine household during festivities. The root crop, Cassava, originated in Southern Mexico but there’s plenty of it in the Philippines. Its plant grows about 3 meters tall and is called Kamoteng Kahoy in Tagalog. There are many ways in which you can prepare the crop like simply boiling it and mixing red sugar but the Cassava Cake Recipe, which started in Lucban, Quezon is the one that became the favorite on special occasions. It is also a favorite “pasalubong” for family and friends and why not? It’s one of the most deliciously creamy desserts or merienda you can ever have. Several “pasalubong” centers in Southern Luzon offers a wide variety of take-home pies or cakes and the Cassava Cake is one of them.
Cassava Cake Recipe Tips & Preparation
The Cassava Cake Recipe contains sugar, eggs, coconut milk and of course, grated cassava. After purchasing the best cassava in the market, you also have to check on the freshness of the coconut milk and the eggs. You should also remember that to come up with any luscious food, the ingredients should always be fresh. It is placed in tin molds like the ones used in Leche Flan, which is also another favorite dessert in the Philippines. Make sure that you follow the directions especially the number of minutes needed in Baking or Steaming this dessert to ensure that it will have that creamy, mouthwatering taste. Its creaminess is what makes it a common favorite and distinct from other Desserts you can taste.
- 2 kilos grated cassava
- 6 cups coconut milk (squeezed in 2 coconuts)
- 1 big can evap milk
- ½ kilo brown sugar (Segunda)
- Butter for greasing
- 1½ cups coconut cream
- 3 pcs.eggs
- 1 big can condense milk
- 1 small box cheddar cheese (grated)
- macapuno (optional)
- Mix grated cassava, sugar, evap milk and coconut milk.
- Adjust your mixture by adding water if you think your mixture is too dry but not too watery.
- Greased the pan then pour the cassava mixture and bake in a preheated oven of 350°f for 1 hour until translucent in color.
- Remove from the oven and put the mix toppings except for the cheese and bake again until topping is golden brown in color.
- Remove again from the oven and add the grated cheese on top and bake for another minute until the cheese is golden brown.
It’s also easy to prepare as the preparation and cooking time only takes about thirty minutes each making it ready after an hour. Don’t forget to garnish it with grated cheese before serving. Your family and guests will surely love its creamy taste and your party will be a success. A cup of hot and perfectly brewed coffee can be a good partner drink for this dessert making it all the more mouthwatering.
Health Benefits of Cassava Cake
But do you know that aside from its wonderful taste, the Cassava Cake Recipe will also be beneficial for the health? This root crop is packed with nutritional benefits; contains Vitamins A, C E and K. It also contains Iron which aids blood in carrying oxygen all throughout your body. It has zero cholesterol, around 6% of potassium and only a percent of sodium.
It also has dietary fiber and protein which gives energy. You can see now that in eating this dessert, it’s not just your stomach and taste buds which will benefit from this but most especially your health. Imagine that! It’s not always that you can get to eat something truly delicious without thinking of the bad effects in your health. If you haven’t tried it, this is the time to allow yourself and your family and friends to get a taste of this impeccable dessert, The Cassava Cake Recipe.
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